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Houston Space Center on April 13, 1970

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Today In History - April 13

April 13 is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years)

Today in History in1970 an oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo command and service module (codenamed "Odyssey") while en route to the Moon.

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