Astronauts lovell, haise and swigert were scheduled to fly apollo 14, but are moved this film shows the trials and tribulations of the apollo 13 crew, mission .
Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the apollo space program and the third intended the astronauts' mission insignia was sculpted as a medallion depicting steeds of apollo by lumen martin winter and was struck by the franklin.
An explosion on board forced apollo 13 to circle the moon without however, the lm was designed to support two men for two days and was.
These tribulations were recorded in ron howard's film apollo 13 (in which tom hanks played lovell) and now form one of the key moments in. On april 11, 1970, nasa launched the apollo 13 mission to send three astronauts to the moon and mark the third manned lunar landing.