Houston, We've had a Problem
Diagram of a Saturn V Rocket
April 11th,1970, 2:13 PM: With a rumble and a cloud of smoke, Apollo 13 lifted off the ground and rocketed into space with a crew of three. The onboard astronauts' names were John L. Swigert Jr, James A. Lovell, and Fred W. Haise. At a height of forty-two miles, the first stage was jettisoned, and the second stage took over.