This short documentary chronicles the experience of the KPRC-TV news crew aboard the USS Iwo Jima. Eighteen members from the Houston station traveled aboard the vessel to document the recovery of the Apollo 13 capsule and flight crew. Launched on April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 was to be the third mission to land on the Moon. 55 hours and 55 minutes into flight, however, an oxygen tank exploded in the Service Module, depleting the crew's oxygen supply and causing multiple fuel cells to fail. NASA soon aborted the original mission, and the safe return and landing of the crew became the primary objective. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on April 17.