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Christopher K.
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Apollo 13

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This is kind of old (March) news, but it's still neat.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has imaged the impact of Apollo 13's third-stage rocket booster. The impact crater, roughly thirty kilometers across, was created on 14 April 1970 and is north of Mare Cognitum. The booster was traveling at 2.5 kilometers per second. The impact time and location were tracked using its radio signals.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the event was its seimographic recording at the Apollo 12 station 135 kilometers away. The Apollo seismic network operated from 1969 to 1977.

The LRO is in the process of mapping the entire Moon with its camera.

More information at:
http://mynasa.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LR ... oster.html

LROC site:
http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/
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Re: Apollo 13 45th Anniversary

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On 10 April, 7:30pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory, Center Supervisor Tom Northrop will give a lecture entitled "Apollo 13 45th Anniversary". The talk has free admission and is meant for a general audience aged fourteen and older.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/special2.html
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Re: Apollo 13 45th Anniversary

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Though inclement weather hindered attendance, Tom's talk was very good. Craig Brenden and Marvin Owen made a point to praise its high entertainment and research value.

This Wednesday marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the Apollo 13 craft's swingby of the Moon. The mission officially ended on 17 April when the three astronauts safely returned to Earth.
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Re: Apollo 13 45th Anniversary

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At 7pm CDT there will be a replay of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's celebration of the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 13. This broadcast can be seen on NASA-TV1, NASA-TV2 and NASA-TV3.

The event took place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and was presented by Airscan and Embraer. The panel included Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise and backup Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke; support crew Vance Brand, Joe Kerwin, and Jack Lousma; and flight directors Gerry Griffin, Gene Kranz, and Glynn Lunney. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Dan Brandenstein, Bob Cabana and Tom Stafford were in attendance.

More information:
http://astronautscholarship.org/asf-cel ... niversary/
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Re: Apollo 13 S-IVB Impact Site

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Earlier this afternoon at the National Air & Space Museum there was a presentation entitled "Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera"; it was part of the "What's New in Aerospace" series. Apparently the device has established a good reputation for itself! It was this instrument that nabbed a shot of the Apollo 13 S-IVB impact site...
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4803

"Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera" will be rebroadcast on NASA-TV1 and NASA-TV2 at 6:30pm CST and 9:30pm CST today, and at 6:30am CST and 9:30am CST tomorrow.

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Re: Apollo 13 50th Anniversary

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Last night was supposed to be Tom Northrop's lecture regarding the fiftieth anniversary of this "successful failure". The talk will be rescheduled, possibly for May.

NASA-TV (https://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-tv-on ... -galaxy-13) has begun its anniversary programming for Apollo 13...
Saturday 11 April, 4pm CDT = Apollo 13: Home Safe
Monday 13 April, 1pm CDT = Apollo 13: Home Safe
Monday 13 April, 9pm CDT = Houston, We've Got a Problem
Tuesday 14 April, 8am CDT = Houston, We've Got a Problem
Tuesday 14 April, 1pm CDT = Lunar Landing Abort Press Conference
Tuesday 14 April, 6pm CDT = Apollo 13: Home Safe
Wednesday 15 April, 10am CDT = Apollo 13: Home Safe
Wednesday 15 April, 1pm CDT = Press Briefing (Gene Krantz, Tony England, Bill Peters, Dick Thorson)
Wednesday 15 April, 5pm CDT = Houston, We've Got a Problem
Thursday 16 April, 1pm CDT = Apollo 13: Home Safe
Thursday 16 April, 7pm CDT = Houston, We've Got a Problem
Friday 17 April, 11:50am CDT = Splashdown and Recovery
Friday 17 April, 1pm CDT = Houston, We've Got a Problem
Friday 17 April, 4pm CDT = Postflight News Conference (Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, Fred Haise)
Friday 17 April, 6pm CDT = Apollo 13: Home Safe

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nas ... ul-failure

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