Goals: (1) to explore the hilly upland Fra Mauro region of the moon; (2) to perform selenological inspection, survey and sampling of material in the Fra Mauro formation; (3) to deploy and activate an Apollo lunar-surface experiments package (ALSEP); (4) to further develop man's capability to work in the lunar environment; and (5) to obtain photographs of candidate lunar exploration sites.
Commander: James A. Lovell, Jr.
Command module (Odyssey) pilot: John L. Swigert, Jr.
Lunar module (Aquarius) pilot: Fred W. Haise Jr.
Accomplishments: Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area of the moon. An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. The astronauts returned to the Earth without any loss of life.
The astronauts did take photographs of the moon while rounding it to return to the Earth. Also, the upper stage of the launch vehicle impacted the lunar surface as intended to calibrate seismometers installed by Apollo 11 and 12.