Essay on Apollo 13

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Apollo 13 The Apollo 13 mission was a significant historical event, because of the dangerous repercussions that followed the explosion of the oxygen tank on Apollo 13. The story in which the astronauts Lovell, Swigert, and Haise surviving these errors during the flight is truly incredible. In the movie Apollo 13, the creators depicted most of the events involving the crew’s adventure to and from space quite accurately. Although creating most events successfully the creators of Apollo 13 failed in many regards when it came to the creation of the plans the crew used to survive, and the small details that were missed, involving the crew in the process of flying the space shuttle and surviving the accident. The movie Apollo 13 was an …show more content…
The creators of Apollo 13, made a majestic achievement in accurately portraying the number of events surrounding Apollo 13 with the depth of the story that they were trying to represent. Despite the realities the creators were able to show, they failed to demonstrate the development of the plans the Apollo 13 crew used to survive. In the movie it displays mission control developing the plan to make the resources of the lunar module last for three men for four days, even though in reality NASA had a preliminary lifeboat already simulated, whereas in the movie, to increase drama, made it seem as though mission control had made up the plan on the spot. Also in the movie there was an error with the carbon dioxide filter in which the movie made seem as if mission control solved the problem, but in actuality they had called in a former astronaut, Joe Kerwin (Universe Today, Mattingly). Unfortunately these flaws made Apollo 13 less accurate, but it is still important to recognize that this movie is still the most accurate portrayal of Apollo 13 seen thus far. In the movie Apollo 13, the creators also failed in a few regards when it came to the details of what happened on Apollo 13. One of these errors is first seen when Swigert receives orders from mission control to mix the oxygen and hydrogen tanks. In the movie immediately after he does this the crew hears a loud bang,