Special Report: Apollo 13
Routine Splashdown Ends Mission
Houston-Hazardous 541,000,856-naut. mi. journey of Apollo 13 ended Safely when the command module Odyssey and its three-man crew splashed down Apr. 17 within 4 naut. mi. of the recovery ship USS Iwo Jima. “Okay, Joe,” from command module pilot John Swigert to capsule communicator Joseph Kerwin in Mission Control here, were the first words from Odyssey after the spacecraft emerged from entry blackout.