20. Spaceship Mission Of Firsts
The Apollo 13 mission was special to the astronauts for a number of personal reasons. But even if this mission was not the first attempt at actually landing on the moon, it still remained the first mission to be ever aborted mid-way.Not a very positive first, bit still a first.
On the other hand, a remarkable ‘first’ for the mission was that it was also the very first time that a backup lunar module proved to be the lifesaving capsule which would give the astronauts emergency life support.