Historic Tech Events
An oxygen tank on the Apollo 13 spacecraft exploded, putting the crew in danger and forcing NASA to abort the mission. This was a major setback in the United States' efforts to explore space, but it also demonstrated the resilience and ingenuity of the astronauts and mission control personnel who worked to bring the crew back safely.
The world's largest airplane, the Stratolaunch, completed its first successful flight. The airplane has a wingspan of 385 feet and is designed to launch rockets into space from high altitude. The flight was a major milestone for the project, which had been in development for several years.