Planets and Moons  ID: 13537

Apollo 13 Views of the Moon in 4K

Data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft now makes it possible to show what the Apollo 13 astronauts saw as they flew around the far side of the Moon. This video showcases visualizations in 4K resolution of many of those lunar surface views, 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." For more information, or to obtain the original individual assets that comprise this video, please visit:



Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Data Visualizer
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Producer
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Video Editor
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase): Lead Translator
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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