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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?
Quotes:

  • “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:



http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/apollo/apollo-13/apollo-13.html
Annotated Apollo 13 Cast:




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