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Former good article nominee Apollo 13 was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Change to launch time[edit]

Launch time was 1:13 CST i.e. 1813 UTC not 1913 UTC

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo13.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.242.131.58 (talk) 02:47, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

That sounds like the correct conversion to me, but NASA says "Apollo 13 was launched from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39, Pad A, at a Range Zero time of 19:13:00 GMT (02:13:00 p.m. EST) on 11 April 1970". [1] I am unable to explain the apparent discrepancy. Anyone? TJRC (talk) 03:14, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Notice it says "Central Standard Time"; CST = UTC - 6 agrees with our Central Time Zone article. Are you assuming Daylight Saving time? I think I remember reading somewhere the switch was made later than April 11 in 1970. Our Daylight saving time article doesn't make it too clear when the change in time switch was made, but says "the first Sunday in April" started in 1987. JustinTime55 (talk) 13:31, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I hadn't made that mistake, but the site I checked for conversion automatically overrode CST to CDT, apparently because it "knew better". Un-accounting for DST, it works out. (In 1970, DST began on April 20,[2] a week after launch.) TJRC (talk) 18:47, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

new link for reference 59[edit]

In January 2012, Heritage stated that the sale had been placed on hold after NASA launched an investigation into whether it was the astronaut’s property to sell.[59]

59 Klotz, Irene (January 6, 2012). "NASA Inquiry Stops Apollo 13 Notebook Sale". Discovery News. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications. Retrieved December 31, 2012.

The current link redirects to a page about "RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP"

current link: http://news.discovery.com/space/nasa-inquiry-stops-apollo-13-notebook-sale-120106.html

new link: https://www.seeker.com/nasa-inquiry-stops-apollo-13-notebook-sale-1765582609.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.161.123.222 (talk) 00:13, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

File:Apollo 13 Service Module - AS13-59-8500.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Apollo 13 Service Module - AS13-59-8500.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on April 17, 2018. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2018-04-17. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:30, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Apollo 13 Service Module
The jettisoned Service Module of the Apollo 13 spacecraft, photographed as the beleaguered Command Module was preparing for reentry. The seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program, Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970. It was commanded by James A. Lovell, with John L. "Jack" Swigert and Fred W. Haise as crew. After an oxygen tank exploded on April 13, the Service Module was crippled and a planned lunar landing was aborted. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to make makeshift repairs to the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970.Photograph: NASA