Space Cinema: Apollo 13 (1995, PG)
Apollo 13, directed by Ron Howard, is based on the screenplay by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert, and dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission. The screenplay is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. The film’s star-studded cast includes Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. Astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise aboard Apollo 13 for America’s third Moon landing mission. En route, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of most of its oxygen supply and electric power, forcing NASA’s flight controllers to abort the Moon landing, and turning the mission into a struggle to get the three men home safely.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film will start at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium and the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society. Members receive FREE admission to this screening! Interested in becoming a member? Visit caasastro.org to sign up today!