Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Why did the temperature drop so low in the crippled spacecraft?||Apollo 13
The astronauts were forced to turn off the cabin heater in order to conserve energy.. The astronauts needed to save the energy for re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
|What do the three astronauts have to build in order to avoid being poisoned to death by the polluted air?||Apollo 13
An improvised carbon dioxide scrubber. It was risky, but they were able to build it.
|What caused the emergency on Apollo 13?||Apollo 13
The oxygen tank exploded as the astronauts were trying to stir it.. The oxygen tank exploded due to damage it had received from overheating while still on the ground.
|What was the name of the Apollo 13 command module?||Apollo 13
Odyssey. 'Aquarius' was the lunar module's name, 'Eagle' was the name of the Apollo 11 lunar module.
|What was the name of the company that had the contract to build and design the lunar module?||Apollo 13
Grumman. North American Aviation designed the command module.
|What was the name of the rocket used to launch Apollo 13?||Apollo 13
Saturn V. Designed by Werner Von Braun, it was the most powerful working rocket in the world. The Russians had a more powerful one, the N-2, but it never was able to lift off without exploding.
|Which astronaut on Apollo 13 became ill during the flight?||Apollo 13
Fred Haise. He became ill due to a kidney infection.
|What was the name of the Flight Director who stated, 'Failure is not an option'?||Apollo 13
Gene Kranz. A very good saying also, just like not using the word "can't!"
|Why was one of the astronaut's yanked from the prime crew?||Apollo 13
He had been exposed to German Measles. He was exposed to the German measles by back-up astronaut Charlie Duke, who had contracted them.
|What is the name of the astronaut who was pulled from the Apollo 13 prime crew two days before lift-off?||Apollo 13
Ken Mattingly. Don't worry, he eventually did get to fly, on Apollo 16!
|What year was this movie released in the US?||Apollo 13
|Did Tom Hanks win an Oscar for his role?||Apollo 13
no. Tom wasn't even nominated.
Freddo. Freddo, it was said a number of times throughout the film.
Fred Haise. He was unable fly in the mission because of budget cuts.
|What did Jack Swigert stir, that caused the explosion?||Apollo 13
Oxygen Tanks. During the mission, a helium disc did burst, it was a bit of a problem, but was not made a big deal in the movie.
|Which band did Jim's oldest daughter love?||Apollo 13
The Beatles. The Beatles. She was so upset when they broke up.
Kathleen Quinlan. She was great in this movie, she was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
|Did Jim Lovell ever go into space again, after his terrifying experience?||Apollo 13
no. It was said at the end of the movie.
|Why wasn't Ken Mattingly allowed to go in to space?||Apollo 13
He was due to get the measles. The doctors said he would get the measles since one of the back up crew got them and he had not yet had the measles, so he wasn't allowed to go. However, he never got the measles.
|Who played the astronaut Ken Mattingly?||Apollo 13
Gary Sinise. He was so upset. He didn't hear of the explosion until guys had to come to his house and wake him up.
|How many children does Jim Lovell and Marilyn Lovell have?||Apollo 13
4 . Barbara, Susan, Jeffery and Jay.
|Who wrote the book, on which the movie was based on?||Apollo 13
Jim Lovell. The book has more information than the movie. In the book it includes: the moon walk, when the space ship caught on fire, in which the men inside died, and about when Jim Lovell was a naval aviator. Fred Haise was also a Marine Corps pilot and Jack Swigert was in the Air Force.
Ron Howard. That was approximately 10 years after he directed 'Splash', another Tom Hanks film.
|What was the original name of the book the movie is based on?||Apollo 13
Lost Moon. Co-authored by Jim Lovell and Jeffery Kluger.
|Who says the famous line 'Houston, we have a problem'?||Apollo 13
Jim Lovell. Tom Hanks says it.
Cancer. He died of cancer, it is said at the end of the movie.
|Was the threesome who went up in Apollo 13 originally set to fly that mission?||Apollo 13
No. Actually, they were set to fly Apollo 14, but were moved up.
Ed Harris. This man did not want to fail.
Charlie Duke . This is said when Jim is first told about the situation with the measles and Ken. Jim had to decide to either have Ken be replaced by a backup (Swigert), or have the entire crew be bumped to a later mission.
"Good, you're not dead.". These staff members were trying to get in touch with Ken to ask for his help in saving the crew, but he had taken his phone off of the hook. When they couldn't call him, they went to his hotel.
Aquarius. Odyssey was the name of the Command Module, and Eagle was the name of Apollo 11's L.E.M.