Collection Artwork
NASA (Washington DC, established 1958)
Apollo 13 Recovery View
April 17, 1970
color photograph
James Arthur Lovell Jr. (born Cleveland, Ohio, 1928)
paper size: 8 x 10 5/8 in.
image size: 6 x 9 1/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed on the USS Iwo Jima, Polynesia, Australia and Oceania
Typewritten in red ink, left center: S70-15501
Typewritten in black ink, paper verso upper half: [1992 NASA logo] National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Houston, Texas 77058 / No copyright is asserted for this photograph. If a recognizable person appears in the photo, use for commercial purposes / may infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA / employee of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead. Accordingly, it is / requested that if this photograph is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, layout and copy be submitted to / NASA prior to release. / COLOR / 17 APRIL 1970 [blank space] S70-15501 / SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN / APOLLO 13 RECOVERY VIEW — Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., Apollo 13 mission / commander, reads a newspaper account of the safe recovery of the problem plagued / mission. Lovell is on board the U.S.S. Iwo Jima, prime recovery ship for Apollo 13, which / was on a course headed for Pago Pago. From Pago Pago the astronauts flew to Hickham / Air Force Base, Hawaii, where they were presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by / President Richard M. Nixon. Other Apollo 13 crew members were astronauts John L. / Swigert Jr., command module pilot, and Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot.
Typewritten in black ink, lower right, paper verso: PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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