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Insights into a brilliant team
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2018
This documentary explains in some depth, but not in overwhelming detail, the complex procedures that an enormous group of people all over the country went through to rescue the astronauts of the Apollo 13 Moon mission after a disastrous failure of their spacecraft in April 1970. The film also offers a great collection of archival footage and interviews with the essential players in a vast human and technological drama. If you, like me, were alive at the time of these history-making events, or if you are interested in the manned exploration of space, or if you enjoyed the Hollywood film "Apollo 13," this program will bring back memories and help fill gaps in your knowledge. Although it's very low-key and a bit dry, and though it would benefit from a better narrator than "Lost in Space" actor Billy Mumy, it's nevertheless quite engrossing and enjoyable overall.