Apollo 13: The Mission Control Story - POSTPONED, Date TBD

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Event Description: 

Join us at the San Diego Air & Space Museum for the story told by THE actual team in the Mission Control Center whose efforts brought Apollo 13 home safely 50 years ago. Trailblazers, they were young, brilliant and dedicated to American space exploration. The words “Houston, we’ve had a problem” set off a series of events turning a near catastrophe into one of NASA’s finest moments. Their only options were to figure it out, solve it, and get the Apollo 13 crew home safely. Failure was not an option!

Hear firsthand accounts from Lead Flight Director Milt Windler, as well as Flight Directors Gerry Griffin and Glynn Lunney, along with CAPCOM Astronaut Vance Brand, featuring rarely seen video and listen as the mission control team shares what really happened. Don’t miss this historic example of the right team at the right time, celebrated on the very evening Apollo 13 launched 50 years ago with Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert…destination the MOON.

Event Type: 
Lecture / Talk
Open to the General Public?: 
Yes
Topic: 
Apollo 50th Anniversaries,  Human Exploration and Operations
Mission: 
Apollo Program
Event Location: 

San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plaza
San DiegoCalifornia 92101
United States