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Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., commander of the Apollo 13 mission, is 
pictured at his position in the Lunar Module (LM). The Apollo 13 crew of 
Astronauts Lovell; John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot; and Fred W. 
Haise Jr., lunar module pilot, relied on the LM as a "lifeboat". The 
dependence on the LM was caused by by an apparent explosion of oxygen tank 
number two in the Service Module. The LM was jettisoned just prior to Earth 
re-entry by the Command Module