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COMMITTEE ON AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES

CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico, Chairman RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia

MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri

MARK 0. HATFIELD, Oregon JOHN STENNIS, Mississippi

BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona STEPHEN M. YOUNG, Ohio

WILLIAM B. SAXBE, Ohio
THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut

RALPH T. SMITH, Illinois
HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida

JAMES J. GEHRIG, Staff Director
EVERARD H. SMITH, Jr., Professional Staff Member

Dr. GLEN P. WILSON, Professional Staff Member
CRAIG VOORHEES, Professional Staff Member

WILLIAM PARKER, Professional Staff Member

SAM BOUCHARD, Assistant Chief Clerk
DONALD H. BRENNAN, Research Assistant

CONTENTS

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1970

Opening statement, Senator Clinton P. Anderson, chairman --

Opening statement, Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Statement of Dr. Thomas 0. Paine, Administrator, National Aeronautics

and Space Administration; accompanied by Astronaut James A. Lovell,

Commander of Apollo 13; Astronaut John L. Swigert, Jr., Command

Module Pilot of Apollo 13; Dr. Rocco A. Petrone, Apollo Program

Director; and Glynn S. Lunney, Apollo 13 Mission Director -

Summary of actions following accident.

Review Board investigation of accident

Impact of future manned Alights---

Apollo 13 effect on future programs.,

Statement of Dr. Rocco A. Petrone, Apollo Program Director.

Problems noted 54 hours into mission.

Intensive investigation --

Expect early resolution of problem.

Statement of Glynn S. Lunney, Apollo 13 Mission Director.

Lunar module as lifeboat.

Summary of events

Consumables status.

Sequence for entry--

Statement of Astronauts James A. Lovell, Commander of Apollo 13; and

John L. Swigert, Jr., Command Module Pilot of Apollo 13.-

Report of low morale completely false--

Summarizes action after explosion.

Describes feelings over situation..

Transfer spacecraft control to lunar module.

Comments on environmental system.

Employs Apollo 8 technique...

Shows film of spacecraft interior--

Questions by Committee members.

Keeping cool under adverse conditions--

Space program stimulus to education..

Questions design changes of Apollo 13..

No safety shortcuts caused by budget cuts.

Meteoroid damage chances.-

Man will travel solar system.

Foreign cooperation during Apollo 13 mission.

Abort procedures.

Emergency procedures outlined.

Answers "last moon mission” remarks-

Increase in pressure..

No unnecessary risk.--

Technology transfer benefits..

Reaction to adversity prompts confidence.

Educational background of witnesses.

Apollo 13 Review Board...

Status of Apollo 14 mission.

Early cutoff of engine..

NASA Control Center -

Value of space investment.

Possible cause of blaze..

Complete qualification test.

International space cooperation.

Difficulty with oxygen tank..

Significance of lunar experiment.

Space program applications to pollution-

Appendix: Establishment of Apollo 13 Review Board.

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