"Houston, we've had a problem" were the fateful words received from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon this day, April 11, 1970. Mission control identified that an oxygen tank had exploded, irreparably damaging the craft. The New York Times reported special prayer services. Prayers were said at the Chicago Board of Trade, at St. Peter's Basilica by the pope and at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Even the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution urging prayer. In sub-zero temperature, the crew ingeniously pieced together an oxygen filter, jump-charged the command module batteries and manually steered the ship to land successfully near a raging hurricane.