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"Houston, we’ve had a problem"

On April 13, 1970, oxygen tank no.2 explodes aboard Apollo 13, effectively crippling the craft’s service module (pictured above). 

Desperate and running out of options, the astronauts James Lovell, Jack Swigert and  Fred Haise evacuated the Service Module (Odyssey) and crowed into the Lunar Excursion Module (Aquarius).  Aquarius served as the crew’s life boat as the damaged craft slowly limped 200,000 miles (322,000 km) back home.   

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