Apollo 13: The Complete Story: The Astronauts' Perspectives

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55min201713+
Hear what the astronauts of Apollo 13 had to say in this collection of interviews. Featuring Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, Fred Haise.
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Don Wiseman
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DocumentaryAdventureSpecial InterestDrama
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English [CC]
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English
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Don Wiseman
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Total Content Digital
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4.4 out of 5 stars

38 global ratings

  1. 73% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 0% of reviews have 3 stars
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  5. 8% of reviews have 1 stars
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Stephanie SullivanReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well Done Presentation By The Astronauts Of Apollo 13’s Mission With Supporting Video Added
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I think this is a very well done documentary. Having experienced the drama of Apollo 13 when it happened and being kind of a space nerd I found this press debrief presentation by the mission astronauts to be compelling. The interjection of related ground and in-spacecraft footage supporting the presentation was skillfully done. The factual presentation without the drama/tension creation in the name of dramatic license of the movie Apollo 13 is fascinating and compelling.

I think it’s important to take this in the context of the time this was made. The technical quality of the video and camera work are typical of the time for these press debriefings. The quality of the content is what I care about and it’s right there coming from the proverbial horses mouths.

Apollo 13 turned what could have been the greatest space disaster to that time into one of the greatest triumphs of recovery and safe return. Lovell, Haise and Swigert rose to the occasion along with the mission control team and the LEM manufacturer (Grumman) and the command module manufacturer (North American Aviation/Rockwell).

Because it was a great factual presentation of the Apollo 13 mission in the context of the time I’m giving it a solid 5 stars.
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K. WalkerReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Primary-source account of the Apollo 13 mission
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I'm what might be termed a minor space-junkie. I think it's fascinating and never mind learning more. I've seen the Hollywood film at least a dozen times, although not in several years. I turned this on at the behest of my space-obsessed 4 year old, and we both enjoyed hearing about the mission from those involved. It's not Hollywood, but the narrative is nonetheless gripping.
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KittyReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Apollo 13 Documentary
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I wanted to watch that documentary because I don't remember what happened to Apollo 13. I was a year old at that time. I didn't find out until I saw a 1995 movie, Apollo 13, that Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Sinise starred in. Number 13 was a bad luck, did you know that? I am glad those 3 astronauts came home alive in real life. Great documentary.
Melba J DeWeesReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not the movie
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I did not like this movie at all. I thought I was getting the movie Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris and so on. This movie listed all of them as the stars of the movie and after I bought it and turned it on I was so disappointed. It was the completely wrong movie or whatever it was.
Mr. BillReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well worth the time for space aficionados
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The one review written prior to this struck me as nit -picky and obtuse so I decided to watch it for myself. As a person who has been interested in the early days of the space program I found the content interesting though a bit dry. Recommended.
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Fly_BoyReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
I liked it, but if you don't like the first 10 minutes, give up
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thought it was an interesting documentary featuring interviews with the participants. Might be a little dry if you're not a NASA nerd or are unfamiliar with the story. If you don't like the first 10 minutes, your opinion isn't likely to change by watching the rest.
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Space OddityReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting from the astronaut's perspective
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Decent explanation of what happened by the three men who lived it. I was interested in Jim Lovell...I understand he was excellent in navigation. I think he may have used a sextant on board, but I saw no reference to this.
It's cool to look at 1970 state-of -the art technology and compare to what we have fifty years later.
nelita457Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Courage, Endurance, and Persistence
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What a great example of courage, endurance, and persistence. The Apollo 13 crew were just amazing, as well as all the people working to help them on the ground. Loved this film actually letting us hear it from the Apollo crews perspective!!
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