On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 left earth on NASA’s third moon mission. Two days later an oxygen tank exploded leaving the crew of three in turmoil. Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell will recall the moments after that historic explosion when he speaks to those attending an event sponsored by the Immanuel Foundation in Omaha today.
Most of us have seen the movie Apollo 13 and Lovell says the events in the film are very factual. He provided guidance for the movie. Lovell remains a hug supporter of space exploration and hopes the U-S will once again become a leader.
At age 85, Lovell still pilots his own aircraft but his wife made him promise to get a co-pilot this year or sell the plane.