This video uses data gathered from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to recreate some of the stunning views of the Moon that the Apollo 13 astronauts saw on their perilous journey around the farside in 1970.
These visualizations, in 4K resolution, depict many different views of the lunar surface, starting with earthset and sunrise and concluding with the time Apollo 13 reestablished radio contact with Mission Control. Also, depicted is the path of the free return trajectory around the Moon, and a continuous view of the Moon throughout that path.
All views have been sped up for timing purposes … they are not shown in "real-time."
Apollo 13 was the seventh crewed mission in the Apollo space program and the third meant to land on the Moon. The craft was launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 1970, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank in the service module failed two days into the mission. The crew instead looped around the Moon, and returned safely to Earth on April 17. The mission was commanded by Jim Lovell with Jack Swigert as command module pilot and Fred Haise as lunar module pilot. Swigert was a late replacement for Ken Mattingly, who was grounded after exposure to rubella.
NASA video produced by David Ladd (USRA)
February 24, 2020
Data Visualization by Ernie Wright (USRA)
2020 edit with new music (see below)
Public Domain Notice:
The original work used in this video … is in the public domain in the United States, as it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government associated with the person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.
Free Use Music:
Americana – Aspiring by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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