How Is Apollo 13 Historically Accurate

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Is Apollo 13 historically accurate? Apollo 13 was made in 1995. The movie was based on the real-life space mission of Apollo 13. It was directed by Ron Howard. The main characters of the film were played by Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon. Each of them played the main astronauts in the film: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert. Apollo 13 was a space aircraft that was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area of the moon. Due to an explosion, it ended up circling around the moon. The crew ran into various problems in outer space but remained in contact with mission control. In the end, they returned to Earth safely(NASA). Was there actually a CO2 buildup problem? Was the route they took back to earth determined by mission control? What was the effect of the explosion on Apollo 13, and how did it occur? Apollo 13 is overall historically accurate. It portrays everything that happened on the spacecraft accurately. The important people involved in this were the three astronauts, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, added on with mission control, located in Houston, Texas. Jim Lovell was scheduled to be the commander of Apollo 13. Apollo 13 was scheduled to fly to the Fra Mauro highlands located on …show more content…

Specifically, did mission control determine Apollo 13’s route back to Earth? In the movie, there is a meeting amongst mission control personnel. One of the personnel mentions that everything has to be powered down in the spacecraft, otherwise the astronauts will not make it back to earth. Gene Wilder gives the rest of the personnel a bunch of instructions, then quotes the famous line, “Failure is not an option.” In real life, Apollo 13 lost “two of the three fuel cells” (lunar and planetary institute). The mission had to be aborted, as they could not land on the moon. Mission control managed to work everything out, and Apollo 13 returned

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