Apollo 13 command module on display at the Kansas State Cosmosphere in
Hutchinson, Kansas. The Cosmosphere is a world-class space museum,
perhaps the best space museum on the planet. The Apollo 13 command
module was disassembled after the flight as part of the accident
investigation. Once the investigation was complete, parts of the
spacecraft were sent to various different museums. The Cosmosphere
brought all the parts together in the year 2000, and restored Odyssey
to its post-flight condition. Odyssey is now on permanent display
at the Cosmosphere.
Apollo 13 was to be the third moon landing, and it was to land at
a little more interesting location than the previous two landings.
But on the way to the moon, an oxygen tank exploded, crippling the
spacecraft. The resulting struggle both on the ground and in space
to use the LEM as a lifeboat, and to conserve water and power was
one of NASA's finest moments.