This April is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon, NASA's "successful failure" that returned the crew to Earth safely despite an explosion on board the spacecraft. The dramatic story was told through the 1995 Ron Howard film Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks as commander Jim Lovell, Kevin Bacon as command module pilot Jack Swigert, and Bill Paxton as lunar module pilot Fred Haise. The film was based on the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, by Lovell and space journalist Jeffrey Kluger.
Join us for a virtual film club discussion on YouTube Live. Kluger and space history curator Margaret Weitekamp will discuss the film, its accuracy and and the liberties it took, and its impact on the way we remember the Apollo 13 mission. You'll have a chance to ask questions and share your thoughts on the Oscar-winning film.
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