Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back

Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back

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Director: Noel Buckner, Joel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey

Cast: Noel Buckner, Joel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey

     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
UPC:
0783421262690
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
15,893

Special Features

Closed Caption; Scene selection; Closed captions

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Race to the Moon [19:00]
2. "Houston, We Have a Problem" [11:58]
3. The Need for Redundant Systems [9:59]
4. Help on the Ground [7:53]
5. The Far Side of the Moon [10:41]
6. Waiting and Enduring [7:25]
7. Correcting the Trajectory [10:23]
8. Re-Entry [9:11]

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Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that apollo 13 was a very good theme for a movie and was very intresting. I thought it was intresting because of all the conspiracy whith apollo 11. I wanted to see if it would give me any insight to apollo 11
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE BEST documentary about this mission that has ever been done. PBS has triumphed over all other Apollo 13 documentaries (to include the Official NASA Film, ''Houston, we've got a problem.'') ''Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back'' captures all the tension and drama of the flight and brings it all to the viewer in a deeply touching and poignant manner. Also, the cause of the Accident is explained in layman's terms that help the over all quality of this production drive home the point that exploration is never without risk and space flight is never ''easy'' or ''routine''. Anyone who wants to know the TRUE story of Apollo 13 should see this film. It is outstanding!