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Film Review - Apollo 13 (1995)

Apollo 13 - Brilliant movie. Emotional and exciting. Especially engaging in light of my love for space.

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How Apollo 13's Dangerous Survival Mission Worked (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist Key facts about the Apollo 13 moon mission.

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Moon-bound Apollo 13 launches #now in 1970. A ruptured oxygen tank aborts the mission: go.nasa.gov/Qa13g2 pic.twitter.com/IUmuOHa3qC

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Splashdown. Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. It was launched on April 11, 1970, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17.

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Apollo 13. One of the best space-themed movies and it's based on what happened on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. Worth a watch.

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James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr. - March 25, 1928 is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. Born in Cleveland, OH

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