Apollo XIII Spacecraft – Splashdown – South Pacific Ocean

Parachute silhouetted against dramatically-lit clouds
July 2, 2018
Historical DateApril 17, 1970
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The Apollo 13 spacecraft heads toward a splashdown in the South Pacific Ocean. The Apollo 13 Command Module splashed down in the South Pacific at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970. Note the capsule and its parachutes just visible against a gap in the dark clouds.