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How Mission Control Saved the Apollo 13 Crew

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How Mission Control Saved the Apollo 13 Crew

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On April 14th, 1970, astronauts Fred Haise, Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell are two days into the third moon-landing attempt on Apollo 13, when something goes terribly wrong.

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