True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication.

Jim Lovell: Tom Hanks, Fred Haise: Bill Paxton, Jack Swigert: Kevin Bacon, Ken Mattingly: Gary Sinise, Gene Kranz: Ed Harris

aquarius.wavHaise: “She sure was a good ship.” Mattingly: “Farewell Aquarius, and we thank you.”

blackcat.wav  – Mattingly: Uh, well, yes I had a black cat walk over a broken mirror under the ladder to the lunar moduel – it didn’t seem to be a problem.

bounce.wavLovell: Gentlemen we are not going to do this. We’re not going to go bouncing off the walls for ten minutes because we are just going to end up right back here with the same problems.

countdown_a13.wav – 15…14…13…12…11…10… 9… 8… ignition sequence has started… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… 0… We have commit, and we have liftoff at 2:13. The Saturn 5 building up to 6.5 million pounds of thrust and it has cleared the tower.

damage.wavLovell: Houston, we are getting our first look at the service module now. One whole side of the spacecraft is missing. Right by the high-gain antenna a whole service panel is blown out right up to our heat shield.

dollar.wavLovell: If I had a dollar for every time they killed me in this thing, I wouldn’t have to work for you, Deke.

failurenot_a13.wavKranz: Failure is not an option.

finehour.wavIt will be the worst disaster NASA has ever experienced.  Kranz: With all due respect, sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.

finesthour_a13.wavKranz: With all due respect, sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.

go4launch_a13.wav – Launch control, this is Houston, we are go for launch.

good2cu.wav – Odyssey, Houston, do you read me? … Lovell: Hello, Houston, this is odyssey, it’s good to see you again.

hiamerica_a13.wavLovell: Good evening, America, and welcome aboard Apollo 13.

measles.wavLovell: Are the flowers bluming in Houston?  Mattingly: That’s a negative, Jim, I don’t have the measles.

problem.wav – This is Houston, say again, please. Lovell: Houston, we have a problem.

reentry.wavReporter: The re-entry corridor is in fact so narrow that if this basketball were the earth and this softball were the moon and they were placed 14 feet apart, the crew would have to hit a target no thicker than this piece of paper.

seenit.wavHaise: Jim, you gotta take a look at this. Lovell: I’ve seen it.

stirtank.wavSwigert: Hey, we’ve got a problem here. Lovell: What did you do? Swigert: Nothing, I just stirred the tanks.

toilet.wav – How do you go to the bathroom in space. Lovell: I tell you, it’s a highly technical process of cranking down the window and looking for a gas station.

toilet2.wav – How do you go to the bathroom in space. Lovell: I tell you, it’s a highly technical process of cranking down the window and looking for a gas station.

venting.wavLovell: Houston, we are venting something out into space.

washmchn.wavBlanch: If they could get a washing machine to fly, my Jimmy could land it.

watchtv.wav – Blanch, these nice men are going to watch television with you.  This is Neil Armstrong and Buz Aldron. Blanch: Are you boys in the space program, too?

wehaveaprob.wavLovell: Houston, we have a problem.