The Apollo 13 is still relevant to this day as one of the missions that changed the course of history and has helped improve the understanding of every single individual on earth about space, especially the moon.
This video recreates some of the stunning views of the moon that the Apollo 13 astronauts saw on their perilous journey around the farside in 1970.
NASA said that the Apollo 13 mission was in darkness for around eight minutes during which time they were between earthset and sunrise and till the lunar terrain emerged on the horizon. The videos were then sped up for the goal of timing, so what is present in the 4K video is not necessarily an exact copy of what really happened to the Apollo 13. "Also depicted is the path of the free return trajectory around the Moon, and a continuous view of the Moon throughout that path", says NASA. Plus, the mission control scrambled hard to bring the astronauts home. Incredible work by the crew and Mission Control ensured that the three astronauts could make it safely back home, but they had to overcome some serious challenges to make it happen. The Apollo 13 was the seventh crewed mission as part of the Apollo space program, and was the third mission meant to land on the moon.
The crew, which included Fred Haise ( left), Jim Lovell (middle) and Jack Swigert (right), had to abandon the main command module and use the moon-landing Lunar module as a lifeboat to coast back to Earth.
The Moon's visuals are quite stunning in the video. As the video is speeded up, it gives us a brief peek at the absolute darkness the astronauts experienced years ago.
The far side of the Moon was first observed in 1959, when the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft returned the first images. The astronauts nearly lost their lives in space, but thanks to NASA's team of brilliant minds, they were able to find their way back home.
The video clip comes from info collected from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
That includes NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, which imaged the far side from a distance of 31 million miles (49m km) in 2008.