NASA video shows Apollo 13 crew’s view of the moon before having to abort their mission in 1970

NASA video shows Apollo 13 crew’s view of the moon before having to abort their mission in 1970 because of an explosion aboard the ship

Apollo 13 was set to be NASA’s third mission to the moon, but an explosion on board canceled the landingA new video recreates the crew’s view of the moon as they passed over the dark side and into the sunlightThe entire movie shows the trajectory NASA used in order to bring the crew back home to Earth 

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Apollo 13 was set to be NASA’s third mission to the moon, however, the crew had to abandon their plans two days after launch – but not before they captured a stunning view of the lunar surface.

New data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recreates the astronauts’ views in a video that reveals the ‘dark side’ of the moon in 4K resolution.

The two-minute clip opens in darkness to honor the crew that were in pitch black for eight minutes while sitting between earthset and sunrise.

The sun then appears from around the corner, revealing the lunar surface’s majestic craters and pot marks.

The world was said to have held its breath after Apollo 13 suffered an explosion on its way to the moon in April 1970.

The blast left the spacecraft crippled, prompting the famous line ‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’ from Commander Jim Lovell.

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The astronauts and mission control were both faced with logistical problems in stabilizing the spacecraft and its air supply, as well as providing enough energy to the damaged fuel cells to allow successful reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

The crew, which included Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert, had to abandon the main command module and use the moon-landing Lunar module as a lifeboat to coast back to Earth.

NASA had to very quickly recalculate the emergency procedures which they later radioed through to the crew.

As the crippled spacecraft’s navigation equipment was not working correctly the commander used the Earth as a reference point.

Apollo 13 was set to be NASA’s third mission to the moon, however, the crew had to abandon their plans two days after launch – but not before they captured a stunning view of the lunar surface

New data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recreates the astronauts¿ views in a video that reveals the ¿dark side¿ of the moon in 4K resolution

New data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recreates the astronauts’ views in a video that reveals the ‘dark side’ of the moon in 4K resolution

The two-minute clip opens in darkness to honor the crew that were in pitch black for eight minutes while sitting between earthset and sunrise. The sun then appears from around the corner, revealing the lunar surface's majestic craters and pot marks

The two-minute clip opens in darkness to honor the crew that were in pitch black for eight minutes while sitting between earthset and sunrise. The sun then appears from around the corner, revealing the lunar surface’s majestic craters and pot marks

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