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Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell on failed moon mission

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On 13 April 1970, America's third manned mission to the Moon was crippled by an explosion two days after take-off.

The world was gripped as Apollo 13's crew worked with Nasa scientists to find a way to get the craft safely back to Earth.

Mission commander Jim Lovell spoke to Pallab Ghosh about his memories of those anxious few days.

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