Apollo 13 (film)

Apollois a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinert, that dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollolunar mission, is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apolloby astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.

On July 20, 1969, astronaut Jim Lovell hosts a party, where guests watch on television as Neil Armstrong takes his first steps on the Moon during Apollo 11. After the party, Lovell, who had orbited the Moon on Apollo 8, tells his wife Marilyn that he intends to walk on the Moons surface.On October 30, 1969, as Lovell conducts a VIP tour of NASAs Vehicle Assembly Building, his boss Deke Slayton informs him that he and his crew will fly the Apollomission instead of Apollo 14. Lovell, Ken Mattingly, and Fred Haise train for their new mission. Days before launch, it is discovered that Mattingly was exposed to measles, and the flight surgeon demands his replacement with Mattinglys backup, Jack Swigert, as a safety precaution. Lovell initially resists breaking up his team, but relents when Slayton threatens to relieve him of his command. As the launch date approaches, Marilyns fears for her husbands safety manifest in nightmares, but she goes to Cape Kennedy the night before launch to see him off despite her misgivings. ........

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