March 21, 2015
During five tension-filled days in the spring of 1970, the Apollo 13 crew of Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert struggled to survive in a crippled spacecraft. They were heading to the moon, planning to make America’s third lunar landing, when a disastrous explosion not only canceled their plans, but put their survival in serious doubt. Short on power, heat, water, and breathable air, their odds were not good. They made it safely back to earth because of their own efforts, in partnership with a determined team on the ground who performed ingenious engineering miracles to keep them alive.
March 16, 2015
Our annual Paper Airplane Festival is part of Balboa Park’s Science Family Day on Sunday, March 16 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM!