Apollo 13 Essay due date: ________
Task: Write an essay on the Apolllo 13 mission to the moon.
Below are 6 quotes from the actual mission. Using the movie and research on the mission, write a 5 paragraph essay incorporating at least 5 of the 6 quotes. The essay may not be more than 2 pages typed (double-spaced, 12-size font).
Paragraph 1: Briefly describe the mission, including launch date, purpose, crew.
This will involve research on your part.
Paragraph 2: What went wrong with the mission?
Paragraph 3: Why was this mission called “The Successful Failure?”
Paragraph 4: How were leadership skills demonstrated? By whom?
Paragraph 5: What did you learn about the space program? About what it means to be a leader?
“Houston, we have a problem.”
"We just put Sir Issac Newton in the driver’s seat."
"If a washing machine could fly, my son jimmy could land it.'
"This ship's bleeding to death"
“The Lunar Module just became a lifeboat"
"The world's getting awfully big in the window"
NASA web page on Apollo 13:
Annotated Apollo 13 Cast: