Apollo 13: The Inside Story (2006)

Discovery Channel

View of damaged Apollo 13 Service Module from the Lunar/Command Modules. This view was photographedfrom the Command Module just after the CM/SM separation prior to Earth re-entry. As seen here, an entire panel on the SM was blown away bythe apparent explosion of oxygen tank number two located in Sector 4 ofthe SM. Two of the three fuel cells are visible just forward (above) theheavily damaged area. Three fuel cells, two oxygen tanks, and two hydrogentanks are located in Sector 4. The damaged area is located above theS-band high gain antenna. Nearest the camera is the Service PropulsionSystem engine and nozzle. The damage to the SM caused the Apollo 13 crewmen to use the Lunar Module as a "lifeboat". The LM was jettisoned just prior to Earth reentry by the Command Module. Source: NASA
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When a violent explosion tore through the fragile skin of the Apollo 13 spacecraft 200,000 miles from earth in April 1970, NASA mounted the most dramatic rescue mission in the history of human exploration. For the first time, Apollo 13 astronauts James Lovell and Fred Haise, and their flight controllers, reveal just how close they came to disaster, the devastating extent of the damage, and the inside story of how human ingenuity overcame adversity. This is the ultimate survival story, in which three people's lives hung by a thread, with oxygen running out, hundreds of thousands of miles out in space.

One-Hour Special for five / Discovery Channel / La7 FremantleMedia

Nominated for a FOCAL international Award 2007

Shortlisted for a Grierson Documentary Award 2007

'Good documentary... Fascinating interviews with those involved... Worth catching' - The Observer

'An extraordinary account... describes it all in chilling detail using key sources... fascinating stuff' - Time Out

'Totally gripping... the story is told with exemplary clarity and vividness' - Evening Standard

'An informative film on the nail-biting few days when part of the moon-bound spaceship exploded and the brave astronauts inside somehow navigated their way back to earth' - The Daily Telegraph

'You'd think that there would be nothing new to reveal about the near-disaster that occurred in April 1970, but you'd be wrong' - Daily Mail

'Interviews with the mission controller and the astronauts who so nearly perished after their spaceship exploded gives the programme a sense of immediacy'

- The Sunday Times

'The bravery of those involved never fails to fascinate'

- Daily Express

Source: http://www.atlanticproductions.co.uk/docspec1.html


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