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Take A Break And Fly Along With The Astronauts Of Apollo 13

Sometimes old news can be fresh again. That's the case over at a site called Spacelog that has gathered up NASA's transcripts from the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and presented them in a really engaging format.

You are there with astronauts Jack Swigert, Jim Lovell and Fred Haise as they first encounter trouble and then slingshot around the Moon in a bid to get their crippled ship home.

The Spacelog site brings together actual NASA transcripts with diagrams, photos and histories of the mission, covering every moment from launch to splashdown. Screenshot/NPR hide caption

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It's an amazing archive to scroll through, following the conversation as the crew and controllers on Houston talk their way through one of the most dramatic missions in NASA history.

Spacelog also includes photos, annotations and info-graphics that make it easy to understand what's going on when and how different moments fit into the big picture.

HT Mark Coatney and David over on Tumblr.

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