Forty three years ago today (Thursday) NASA launched Apollo 13 on a mission to the moon. Four days later an oxygen tank exploded. Thanks to the inventiveness of the ground support team and the astronauts all the crew made it back safely to earth on April 17. So here is to the brave crew of Apollo 13, Jim Lovell, Jack Swiggert, and Fred Haise and to their support engineers and others on the ground who used considerable ingenuity in getting the crew back alive.
Your Skywatch Friday hosts are Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia.