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Apollo XIII
damaged Apollo 13 service module
About this creation
On April 13, 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on the Apollo 13 service module, which was on its way to the moon. The explosion blew the cover off the craft, stirred its innards a bit, bled away all the reserve oxygen and most of the power, and nearly kept the astronauts from returning to Earth alive.



On April 13, 2004, I took apart the undamaged Apollo service module from LEGO set 7468-1 (Saturn V Moon Mission), and rebuilt it in the exploded state, based on NASA photos such as the one printed in that set's instruction booklet.



On April 13, 2005, I finally got these photos online.
This model is dedicated, of course, to the men who survived the experience.

Here's another view of my model, showing the details better.



For more photos and diagrams of the real spacecraft, see http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/ap13acc.html



Comments

 I made it 
  October 21, 2012
Quoting Thomas Le Stum Very nice, but the original photo has been take from the Command Module, which is docked to the Service Module in your creation.
Good catch. Sure enough, the Command Module is just barely visible in my version of the space photo, and shouldn't be. Oops. (It's included in the clearer side view on purpose...in this configuration the MOC depicts the ship after it stops visibly venting gas but before Command Module separation.)
 I like it 
  October 15, 2012
Very nice, but the original photo has been take from the Command Module, wich is docked to the Service Module in your creation.
 I like it 
  March 29, 2009
exelnt can you please make a lunar module to dock or go withit please? 1 ill add you to favorite builers!
 I like it 
  March 4, 2009
Good but I wish there were some way make the cm to fit men,seats,and controlls in it all with a door and windows.
 
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