A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. Written by
Although it's true that voice communication with the ground happened much later than expected after re-entry--creating even more drama--NASA's radar had picked up the command module about 10 seconds before the astronauts established voice communication. So NASA knew the astronauts were probably okay 10 seconds before they actually heard their voices. (It was also possible that although the module had survived re-entry, a leak could have caused the astronauts' deaths, as is what happened with a Soviet crew in 1971.) This was normal in all spaceflight when a mission flew through the atmosphere on its way to landing--that radar contact occurred before voice contact. See more »
The five F-1 engines do NOT start simultaneously as depicted. The center (inboard) engine starts first, followed by pairs at 200 millisecond intervals. Additionally, they're depicted as CO2 fire extinguishers. In reality the sequence began with a narrow stream of liquid oxygen falling through the combustion injectors. See more »
EECOM, is this an instrumentation problem, or are we looking at real power loss here?
It's, it's reading a quadruple failure - that can't happen! It's, it's got to be instrumentation.
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APOLLO 13 (1995) ***1/2 Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kathleen Quinlan, Ed Harris, Loren Dean, Clint Howard. Exhilarating and absorbing true life account of the 1970 mishap of the American space program's Apollo 13 that nearly became a tragic catastrophe based on astronaut and team leader Jim Lovell's novel "Lost Moon". Hanks is excellent as Lovell, grace under pressure realized, as is the rest of the fine ensemble and perfect visual effects of space travel and ingenuity. Harris won a nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Mission control's chief. Noteworthy: that's director Ron Howard's real life mother as Lovell's mom and look sharp for Lovell himself at the film's conclusion. Oscar winner for Best Editing and Best Sound.
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