More than half a century later, the Apollo 13 mission continues to fascinate audiences.
April 17 marks the 51st anniversary of the crew’s safe return to Earth, known as Splashdown Day.
Here are 10 things to know about Apollo 13:
- Apollo 13 was NASA’s third moon-landing mission.
- More than a half-century later, Apollo 13 is still considered “NASA’s finest hour.”
- The mission is considered “a successful failure” because the astronauts returned safely to Earth despite the explosion.