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Which is the nearest country to the spot where Apollo 13 splashed down into Pacific Ocean?

Question #146169. Asked by mariappank511.
Last updated Oct 23 2018.
Originally posted Oct 23 2018 1:19 AM.

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Oct 23 2018, 3:49 AM
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The nearest country to the splashdown point was the island of Niue, about 340.5 miles [548.1 km] from the splashdown spot. Cook Islands was next closest at 360.9 miles [580.9 km].

Apollo 13 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 21°37'48.0"S 165°22'12.0"W [-21.63, -165.37]. The nearest recovery ship was USS Iwo Jima, at 3.5 nautical miles.

Distance to island of Nuie : -19.41, -169.99 : 340.5mi [548.1km].
Distance to Cook Islands : -21.23, -159.78 : 360.9 mi [580.9km].

Oct 23 2018, 8:25 AM
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