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Apollo 13 Patch | Historical Object | Wisconsin Historical Society

Historical Object

Apollo 13 Patch

Apollo 13 Patch | Historical Object | Wisconsin Historical Society
Mission patch design for Apollo 13.  This patch was worn by Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., formerly of Milwaukee; John L. Swigert, Jr.; and Fred W Haise, Jr.  Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970, but terminated shortly after because of a nearly disastrous failure in the service module oxygen tank. Although Apollo 13 might be considered a failure, the return flight, which was televised to a worried nation, made the three astronauts into national heroes.  More recently, the mission was made into a motion picture in which Tom Hanks portrayed Lovell. The Apollo decals from which this image was made were collected by ABC science reporter, Jules Bergman.
DESCRIPTION
Mission patch design for Apollo 13. This patch was worn by Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., formerly of Milwaukee; John L. Swigert, Jr.; and Fred W Haise, Jr. Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970, but terminated shortly after because of a nearly disastrous failure in the service module oxygen tank. Although Apollo 13 might be considered a failure, the return flight, which was televised to a worried nation, made the three astronauts into national heroes. More recently, the mission was made into a motion picture in which Tom Hanks portrayed Lovell. The Apollo decals from which this image was made were collected by ABC science reporter, Jules Bergman.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11359
Creation Date:circa 1972
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Jules Bergman papers, 1965-1974
Genre:Historical Object
Original Format Type:object
Original Format Number:U.S. Mss 132AF Box 2
Original Dimensions:2 inch circle
SUBJECTS
Outer space
Insignia
Exploration
Ephemera

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