Apollo 13 Mission Pin

$6.00

7 in stock

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Description

This lapel pin is 1 inch in diameter with a butterfly clutch backing. Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area. An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. The Fra Mauro site was reassigned to Apollo 14. Through incredible teamwork of the astronuts and mission control, no lives were lost and all the astronauts were recovered safely on Earth. The accident is best known for the swift and relentless action of mission control and the famous quote "Failure is not an option." The mission logo, depicted on the pin, shows the chariot of Apollo, the Greek sun god, traveling from the Earth to the Moon.