This website replays the Apollo 13 mission as it happened, 50 years ago. It consists entirely of historical material.
Select whether to begin one minute before launch, or click "Now" to drop in exactly 50 years ago, to-the-second during the anniversary.
The mobile edition features only Apollo 13's Mission Control audio. Visit the desktop version of this website for the full experience.
Select a Mission Control audio channel by touching the seats in mission control, or the channel buttons below. These 50 channels of Mission Control audio have only recently been digitized and restored, and are made publicly available here for the first time. They total over 7,200 hours in length.
The full desktop/laptop version of this website contains all of the mission's historical media. Footage of Mission Control, film shot by the astronauts, television broadcasts transmitted from space and the surface of the Moon, have all been painstakingly placed to the very moments they were shot during the mission, as has every photograph taken, and every word spoken.
Please contact Ben Feist for any inquiries.
Ben Feist Concept, research, mission data restoration, audio restoration, video, software architecture and programming. Follow @BenFeist for updates.
Stephen Slater Archive Producer, historical audio/footage synchronization
David Charney Visual design
Chris Bennett Visual design, interface styling and programming
Jeremy Cooper Audio restoration programming
Johannes Kemppanen Transcript corrections, mission events Apollo 13 Flight Journal
Robin Wheeler Photography timing, transcript corrections Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Greg Wiseman 30-track Mission Control audio digitization, NASA JSC
Ernie Wright Trajectory Animation Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard
Dr. John Hansen and the National Science Foundation 30-track Mission Control audio digitization. More info at exploreapollo.org
Todd Miller Director, Apollo 11 film
Tom Petersen Producer, Apollo 11 film
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Jamie Shumbera Operations Manager
Dr. Bill Barry Chief Historian, NASA HQ
Dr. Jacob Bleacher Chief Exploration Scientist, NASA HQ
NASA Johnson Space Center
Dan Garrison Jacobs Technology, NASA JSC
Dr. Ryan Zeigler Manager, Apollo Curator, ARES, NASA JSC
Dr. Paul Niles Assistant Chief Scientist, ARES NASA JSC
Sandra Tetley Real Property Officer, Historic Preservation Officer, NASA JSC
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Noah Petro Project Scientist, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Planetary Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics Lab, NASA Goddard
David Woods Author, How Apollo Flew to the Moon
NASA Apollo Flight Journal
NASA Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
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