Monday, November 8, 2010

Movie Mondays

Lost Moon | Apollo 13

Book, 1994 by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger

April 1970. The glory days of the Apollo space program. NASA send Commander Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon.

Only fifty-five hours into the flight, disaster strikes. A mysterious explosion rocks the ship. Its oxygen and power begin draining away. Lovell and his crew watch as the cockpit grows darker, the air grows thinner, and the instruments wink out one by one.

In this tale of astonishing courage, brilliant improvisation and thrilling adventure, the reader is transported right into the capsule during one of the worst disasters in the history of space exploration.

Movie, 1995 directed by Ron Howard

Features: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris

Tagline: Houston, we have a problem.

Awards: It was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 2: Best Film Editing and Best Sound. It lost Best Picture to Braveheart.

Have you read the book or seen the movie?

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