Apollo 13 Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. and Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr. discuss their mission at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation event on November 6, 2009 at Kennedy Space Center. I was lucky to be sitting front row center.
The video is about 24 minutes and is edited from a 45-minute discussion. It is best to let the video partially load before watching. Video is better quality on Vimeo direct link here.
:00 – 11:00 What really happened on Apollo 13. Commander Lovell provides a very detailed discussion of the chain of events leading to the explosion.
11:00 – 16:00 Fred Haise describes where he was and whart he was doing during the explosion.
16:00 – 20:00 Haise discusses several inaccuracies in the movie Apollo 13.
20:00 – 21:30 Lovell describes his reaction when the crew learned that they were not going to be able to walk on the moon.
21:30 – 23:10 The crew discusses the use of a free return trajectory (vs. powered return).
23:10 – 24:00 Why the explosion happened at the perfect time.