Not published in LIFE. Marilyn Lovell, wife of astronaut Jim Lovell, and son Jeffrey at home during the Apollo 13 crisis, April 1970.

Apollo 13: LIFE With the Lovell Family During 'NASA's Finest Hour'

Marilyn Lovell, wife of astronaut Jim Lovell, and son Jeffrey at home during the Apollo 13 crisis, April Photo by Bill Eppridge.

Handwritten notes from Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell on how to make the crippled spacecraft perform a vital burn on the way back to Earth. (1970)

Houston, we have a solution: The frantic life-or-death scribblings by astronaut Jim Lovell that brought crippled Apollo 13 home

Astronomy - Astronauts: Handwritten notes from Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell on how to make the crippled spacecraft perform a vital burn on the way back to Earth

Jim Lovell, commander of the Apollo 13 mission, flew into space four times.

James Jim Lovell Apollo 13 authentic signed autograph photo - A 10 x 8 photo of the Apollo 13 crew member James Lovell and signed in blue sharpie.

Remembering Apollo 13 - Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise head for Pad 39A and a voyage they will never forget. Apollo 13 was launched to the Moon on April 11, 1970.

Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XIII Prime Crew: Haise, Lovell, Mattingly (l-r) wearing their Speedmasters. Behind them, their spacecraft on the launch pad –the defective oxygen tank has aleady been installed.

Jim Lovell was Commander of Apollo 13. In the film Apollo 13, the part of Lovell was played by Tom Hanks.

Jim Lovell was Commander of Apollo In the film Apollo the part of Lovell was played by Tom Hanks.

Fifty years ago in 1966 Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell stand by a mockup of their Gemini XII spacecraft the final Gemini flight. Aldrin would later be the second man to walk on the moon and Lovell would safely return Apollo XIII to Earth. [2553x3000]

Fifty years ago in 1966 Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell stand by a mockup of their Gemini XII spacecraft the final Gemini flight. Aldrin would later be the second man to walk on the moon and Lovell would safely return Apollo XIII to Earth.

Astronaut Jim Lovell, Commander of Apollo 13

Apollo 13 of course was the mission to the moon almost lost to space and was made into that great movie with Tom Hanks playing Jim Lovell in 'Apollo Lovell was born in

During the first space rendezvous in December 1965, Jim Lovell’s helmet is barely visible in Gemini 7’s window (facing us in the center of the frame), in this photo taken from Gemini 6. #NASA - @camillasdo- #webstagram

During the first space rendezvous in December Jim Lovell’s helmet is barely visible in Gemini window (facing us in the center of the frame), in this photo taken from Gemini -

Jim Lovell

Captain Jim Lovell, NASA legend and Apollo 13 commander-my father-in-law, capt. William Patrick Sullivan was in a squadron with commander Lovell

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