Apollo 13: The Inside Story

The ultimate survival story

Based on the latest research, including previously unreleased NASA video and voice recordings, this documentary unravels the true story behind Apollo 13.

Title: Apollo 13: The Inside Story

Released: 2006

Runtime: 1 x 60

When a violent explosion tore through the fragile skin of the Apollo 13 spacecraft 200,000 miles from earth in April 1970, NASA mounted the most dramatic rescue mission in the history of human exploration.

For the first time, the two surviving astronauts of the failed Apollo 13 mission and the men on the ground behind the mission, tell the world their experience of the closest NASA ever came to losing a man in space. Revealing in the process just how close they came to disaster, the devastating extent of the damage and the inside story of how human ingenuity overcame adversity.

The Inside Story of Apollo 13 uncovers how a mission to the moon became a life or death effort to return the three astronauts safely home: it is the ultimate survival story, in which three people’s lives hung by a thread, with oxygen running out, hundreds of thousands of miles out in space.

 

You'd think that there would be nothing new to reveal about the near-disaster ... but you'd be wrong

The Daily Mail

Totally gripping... the story is told with exemplary clarity and vividness

Evening Standard

An extraordinary account... fascinating

Time Out

Fascinating interviews with those involved... Worth catching

The Observer