Apollo 13: LIFE With the Lovell Family During ‘NASA’s Finest Hour’
Not published in LIFE. From left: Astronauts Pete Conrad and Buzz Aldrin; James Lovell's mother, Blanch; Barbara Lovell (chin in hand); Neil Armstrong (standing); Jeffrey, Marilyn and Susan Lovell, all watching TV at the Lovell home during the Apollo 13 crisis, April 1970.
April 17th, 2013
11:46 AM ET

Apollo 13: LIFE With the Lovell Family During ‘NASA’s Finest Hour’

Life.com has published a gallery of images of astronaut Jim Lovell's home and family during Apollo 13, which returned safely to earth on this date in 1970.

View the full gallery at LIFE.com

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  1. Buck Rogers

    The Apollo 13 'moon miss' dramatization was certainly a memorable episode of NASA's moon shows. Funny thing is that Opie Taylor (Ron Howard) actually had far better Special Effects than NASA and his movie was actually more convincing. The best part I like about Opie's version is the 'giant earth' Lovell gazes upon during his daydream about stepping off of the tin-foil LEM and onto the moon. Opie knew that from the Moon, Earth would render herself 4 times the size that the moon appears from Earth, so he got it right. But poor 'ol NASA bothched that one up, big time.... Oh well, 'spaceflight' is all a dramatization anyway, so details truly don't matter when it comes to entertainment....


    April 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm |


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