Thursday, April 15, 2010

ARIA 4 audio tapes of the Apollo 13

The ARIA 4 audio tapes of the Apollo 13 Rentry, Splashdown, and Recovery are now available- Follow the link below to the site and listen to this thrilling moment when the whole world anxiously awaited word that the Apollo 13 crew had survived!

Thanks to Colin McKellar in afar off Australia!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Note from Colin

Hi David,

Just got this brief note back from Fred Haise.


That certainly brought back those memories. A good warm up for all the events coming up .... starting next Tuesday at JSC. Spending quiet Easter in Houston. I think the most of cold weather is behind us.

Wishing you well, Freddo

'll let him know when the rest of the audio is online.

Nice of him to write!

best wishes


Apollo 13 Reentry and Recovery Audio Files

Colin Mackellar has graciously consented to apply his considerable technical skills to editing, enhancing and preserving the audio files made at my MC console.  Colin hosts the Honeysuckle Creek website that, along with many other missions, celebrates the critical role of the final groundstation, located in Canberra, Australia, to have contact with the Apollo 13 crew just before their reentry blackout and just as ARIA coverage began. The link to his website is and the link to the audios will be posted here as they become available.

Monday, March 29, 2010

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Watch this spot!

It will take a while but the audio recording of the Apollo 13 Reentry, Splashdown and Recovery will be available soon as a link to YouTube.  DJD