reply to post by Tie No Bows!
I believe the movie, (**) Apollo 13
directed by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks (and I think produced by Hanks, a long-time space buff) was as
close to accurate as possible.
I HIGHLY recommend the HBO series "From The Earth To The Moon
", it's available from Amazon, or other venues. It is a wonderful series,
(twelve parts)...again produced by Hanks. (Although I wasn't entirely kicked in the head by the last episode...oh, well...)
Just finished reading the biography of Gene Cernan, Last Man On The Moon
. Great personal accounts, from a man who ACTUALLY was there.
Another recent book is Rocket Man
, focuses on James Webb, former NASA Administrator. Within the narrative, MORE good stuff, behind-the-scenes
People who spend all of their time online, getting their SOLE source of "information" fromt he web, are missing out.
GO READ A FEW BOOKS!!!!!
(**) Astronaut Gene Cernan, in his biography book, mentions the movie "Apollo 13"
. He heartily recommended it.
His words were something similar to, "Don't go see a 'horror' movie, go see Apollo 13
, for drama and tension."
HE knew, as well as any other Astronaut of that era, what happened. IN FACT, he makes mention of the O2 tank assembly that was REMOVED from his
spacecraft (Apollo 10) and installed on the CSM that flew as Apollo 13!!!
He had his own dangers, of course....but that sort of thing was not made public, back then....(continued Congressional funding was
[edit on 21 April 2010 by weedwhacker]