Apollo XIII Spacecraft - Splashdown - South Pacific Ocean
Image Credit: NASA/JSC
Published: July 2, 2018
Historical Date: April 17, 1970
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.