Episode 58 RICHARD NIXON The Man Who Saved the Union (Part 5) Apollo 13 Our Finest Hour SPECIAL EDITION
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Apollo 13, one of the most remembered moments in the history of NASA. By April of 1970 going to the moon had become almost "ho hum". The television networks did not even bother to show the inflight special broadcast from the spaceflight. Then when the Astronauts were preparing their ship for the long voyage to the moon, BAM!! An explosion, followed by the calm immortal words of mission Captain Jim Lovell back to the Mission Control Center...
"Houston, We have a problem."
If you have seen the movie you know it was high drama as the spacecraft ended up crippled and good old American ingenuity had to kick in in order to bring the three Astronauts home. This is that story, as recorded live in real time. Over and over again, our three astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jim Swigert and all of their expert associates on the ground at Mission Control have to overcome life threatening obstacle after obstacle until they finally land in the Pacific back home here on Earth.
For over the next hour listen in at NASA's finest hour as the World comes together once again to pray that our men make it home, on a wing, a prayer, and a roll of Duc tape.