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The troubled Apollo 13 mission returns safe...

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April 17, 1970

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, California, April 17, 1970 

* Apollo 13 manned lunar-landing mission 
* Splashdown, averts disaster (1st report)
* Main focus of Tom Hanks 1995 movie block buster

Above the masthead & dropped out of a black box is a dramatic: "THEY'RE SAFE" with the subhead & text reporting on the troubled Apollo 13 mission, about which the 1985 blockbuster Tom Hanks/Ron Howard movie was made.
The phrase 'Houston, we have a problem' (not printed here) would go down in history as one of the most famous phrases from the space exploration era.
The complete section 1 with pages 1-22 (of 72), nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century