When older children see the film, distract them by talking about something else during this scene or fast-forward the film beyond it. Finally, the crew jettisoned the Lunar Module Aquarius, leaving the Command Module Odyssey to begin its lone re-entry through the atmosphere. He was familiar with both spacecraft. The role that Ken Mattingly played in saving the mission, even when bad luck prevented him from being on the spacecraft, shows that even if you cannot be on the first team, you can still perform an essential role, save the day, and become a hero. Are you concerned that time will be wasted if you are absent from class? Produced a year before Ron Howard's film of the doomed space mission hit Hollywood, To the Edge and Back brings the real faces of the Apollo 13 saga to the forefront. The Lunar Module had no heat shield and therefore could not be used for re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. For example, one of the conversations between Kranz, Slayton, and Kraft discussed a power down problem, but when Faget brought other problems to light, the men did not dejectedly resign from the overwhelming dilemmas; rather, they proceeded with them one at a time and eventually succeeded in bringing the astronauts back to Earth.
Which of the persons portrayed in this film demonstrated the most loyalty to the team? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise talk about the flight Jack Swigert died in 1982 while the technicians, including mission operations director Chris Kraft and flight director Gene Kranz, recall the moon shot and the near-fatal explosion. Mattingly was supposed to be a member of the Apollo 13 crew until he contracted German Measles. The Mission Land on the Moon. Would you consider them to be male role models? Suggested Response: They would have all died. Would the tedium of all the hours of training be worth it? The movie shows the process of preparing for space travel in the 1970s. Apollo was a Greek God, the son of Zeus and Leto.
He is trying to pick her up by comparing docking a spacecraft to sexual intercourse. Aquarius was provisioned for less than two lines 193-194. The author raises the question, that many at mission control had at the time, whether the astronauts would survive reentry. No other country has landed a man on the moon. Suggested Response: There is no one right response to this question. Because of mechanical problems, Apollo 13 failed to reach the moon and was almost lost.
The supply of lithium hydroxide, electricity, and water were all inadequate lines 195-200 F. It's still hard to make the story fill an hour, so there's time to examine the space race in general and show previous missions. The explosion then damaged other parts of the Lunar Module; the oxygen supply was severely depleted and was certainly not enough to sustain the 3 astronauts until the end of the mission. Electrical power and other systems were damaged. Mission control succeeded with their plan to save Apollo 13. Reminder to Teachers: Obtain all required permissions from your school administration before showing any film. What would have happened had any member of the crew not worked as a loyal member of the team? Parenting Points: Before or after the movie, comment on how much you admire everyone involved with Apollo 13.
The Romans adopted Apollo, worshiping him as the god of healing and of the sun. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. . With all of the problems in the world such as poverty and disease, should we have spent billions of dollars trying to send someone to the moon? Internal conflicts include the decisions that Kranz had to make based on the survival chances of the 3 astronauts on board. Which of the men portrayed in this film acted with the most courage? Resolution Apollo 13 was brought back home safely. The entire story focuses around the teams and directors bouncing ideas off of each other to make sure all bases are covered to save 3 of their countrymen; teamwork is another very well detailed theme of The Race to Save Apollo 13.
The movie builds great suspense and is deeply absorbing. You may also want to share with your child, some of the information included in the of this Guide. The Race to Save Apollo 13 by Michael Useem, while seemingly incredibly dramatic, is a fairly interesting story. They had to turn off almost everything in order to save power. The main problem of this particular space endeavor was when one of the oxygen tanks exploded approximately 200,000 miles from Earth. The most suspenseful part was when Liebergot and Kranz were trying to help the astronauts survive. The new course would take four days.
No astronaut was at fault. What did this have to do with the Cold War? Yet, throughout the entire tale, Mission Control carries on with their struggle to resolve the issue calmly and determinedly; the characters seem to never stop. The party scene at the very beginning of the film contains a short, objectionable exchange between the Swigert character and a young woman. They constantly tackle problem after problem, one after another. Throughout the entire story, the characters do not give up on the task at hand, namely bringing back the astronauts from their impending doom.
If so, which sections were most helpful? Why didn't the television networks cover the launch of Apollo 13? His purpose was to provide a clear goal in the American effort to surpass the Soviet space program. The re-entry on a lunar mission normally was accompanied by four minutes of typical communications blackout caused by ionization of the air around the Command Module. The successful launch of any large scale mission requires immense collaboration, from the physical building of the orbiters to the complex data crunching. Electrical power was critical due to the type of batteries used by the Lunar Module, but also necessary to bring them back to Earth. The Conflict The astronauts on Apollo 13 are facing danger because the spaceship is slowly falling apart while mission control was trying to save them from certain death. The steps taken to save Apollo 13 The astronauts rationed water so that there would be enough to cool Aquarius.
External conflicts include the exploding of the oxygen tank, the limited amount of resources on the modules, the fact that Mission Command could not do anything from far away, etc. Later, it was found that the cause of the loss of the spacecraft was an explosion that occurred because of a defective wire connecting a fan used to stir liquid oxygen. The insulation on the wire burned, triggering the explosion. Would you want to be an astronaut? The abort systems intended to permit an emergency return to earth were knocked out. Teachers can modify the movie worksheets to fit the needs of each class. It raises issues of loyalty to individuals on the team against the need for loyalty to the team as a whole.