Space Rocket History #283 – Apollo 13 – Encouragement from the President

In the White House, President Nixon was very concerned for the Apollo 13 crew. Since Apollo 8’s successful lunar orbit, just one month before his inauguration, Nixon had developed a fascination with moon flight and a special admiration for the crew of that first circumlunar trip.

A phone call from Nixon

The Lovell family

Apollo 8 Crew

2 thoughts on “Space Rocket History #283 – Apollo 13 – Encouragement from the President

  1. Well, I couldn’t believe I wasn’t listening to a recording of Tricky Dicky and Marilyn Lovell in Episode 283! Well done and thank you for this wonderful podcast series.

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