Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (1994)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Tragedies & Catastrophes, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin

Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back is the gripping true story of 3 astronauts stranded in space and NASA's unrelenting effort to bring them safely home. The 87-minute documentary contains extensive archival footage of the aborted moon mission and first-hand accounts from crew members Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, as well as commentary from family members and NASA officials. You'll witness every tense moment--from the onboard explosion to the failure of the guidance and power systems to Lovell's ominous statement, "Houston: We've Got a Problem"--as the ill-fated 1970 space mission is chronicled. Dramatic computer effects are a special highlight of the film.

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lunar-mission, astronaut, ill-fated, malfunction, NASA, rescue, space-exploration, spacecraft