History Buffs: Apollo 13

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    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American docudrama space adventure film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, Jr., and Al Reinert, that dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission, is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.
    The film depicts 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.

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  • Chrismofer
    Chrismofer 8 hours ago

    the argument about stirring the tanks pissed me off when I saw it in the movie. you don't get put in a command module if you don't know what every switch does intimately. astronauts do not argue. They all heard NASA ask for the tanks stirred. they're all up to speed so to speak. yelling at each other for doing your job is dumb people stuff.
    * NASA asks dude to stir the tanks
    * dude stirs tanks
    * Bang
    * everyone looks at each other to verify it's not a prank
    * Houston we've had a problem
    from there they just work the problem.

    • Chrismofer
      Chrismofer 8 hours ago

      can someone just re-edit Apollo 13 to remove the parts where astronauts raise their voice and gene kicks the equipment? that part made me mad as well.

  • Gary Biggs
    Gary Biggs 12 hours ago

    If we had put men on the moon back then, we'd have a Mc Donalds & Walmart there by now.

  • Jan Klosse
    Jan Klosse 12 hours ago

    Fun fact: did you know that czechoslovakia was technically 3rd to space

  • Ottee2
    Ottee2 16 hours ago

    Thoroughly entertaining and informative. Thanks.

  • Kate Maloney
    Kate Maloney 17 hours ago

    How about "TRUMAN" with Gary Sinise as President Harry S Truman?

  • Esme Nouvelle
    Esme Nouvelle 17 hours ago

    20 minutes in and still haven't gotten to the clickbait title information. I'm out.

  • ItsNot SoBad
    ItsNot SoBad 20 hours ago

    Houston, I have shat myself.

  • Keith Popko
    Keith Popko Day ago

    To augment your experience and appreciation
    of the Apollo Program I highly recommend the BBC World Service produced podcast: 13 Minutes to the Moon, a 12 part series that will broadcast its final episode on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the moon tomorrow, July 20, 2019.

  • Keith Popko
    Keith Popko Day ago

    Great documentary. One complaint, however. The background music near the end was so loud it made the narration nearly impossible to hear clearly. When music that is meant to enhance the film overwhelms the spoken word you have downgraded your effort.

  • Wicked 1323
    Wicked 1323 Day ago

    Thanks to the Nazi, the USA got out of the Great Depression and into a Military power house. Thanks to the Soviets the USA went to space.

  • AICNMurderMostFowl

    what is the movie the sputnik footage is from? ( the fictional footage not the actual footage )

  • markleyg
    markleyg Day ago

    Paris was not a V2 target.

  • Karin Frank
    Karin Frank Day ago

    I might be a little anal here, but CO2 toxicity and O2 deprivation do not go together like peas and carrots. The problems caused by carbon dioxide exist even if there's plenty of oxygen to breathe. Interestingly, the opposite problem is probably scarier. Or, at least, sneakier. Lack of oxygen without too much CO2 isn't really registered by the brain. People have been killed walking into a room with a nitrogen atmosphere and p
    romptly losing consciousness. At least the body knows it's in trouble when excess CO2 is the issue.

  • so long and thanks for all the fish

    Guess we are going to ignore the "days slowest workers in the factory being hung publicly" thing?

  • J.G Productions
    J.G Productions 2 days ago +1

    17:24 anyone else get chills with that music?

  • NASACrooks
    NASACrooks 2 days ago

    Pstt. For how long are you going to pretend this shit was real?

  • Mike Schembri
    Mike Schembri 2 days ago

    What is the movie/show you keep showing clips of near the beginning of the video?

  • Ethan Thomson グミ

    that is not how i expected von braun to sound

  • Wombat Lover
    Wombat Lover 2 days ago

    Yuri Gagarin FIRST MAN

    Valentina Tereshkova FIRST WOMAN

    Russia first !!!!

    • Room 101
      Room 101 Day ago

      Laika FIRST DOG! Oh wait, she died.

  • Ferroll Givens
    Ferroll Givens 2 days ago

    Man has never been beyond the Van Allen radiation belts.

  • Kevin Kluck
    Kevin Kluck 2 days ago

    17:11 - beautifully done

  • Terry Yaki
    Terry Yaki 3 days ago +1

    this is why I love this channel so much, 25 minutes in and okay, NOW we can review the movie XD

  • BulletproofKam
    BulletproofKam 3 days ago

    How about looking 8nto the real moon landing hoax

    • Eltarr99
      Eltarr99 40 minutes ago

      Ugh... please don't breed.

  • Avery Crosley
    Avery Crosley 3 days ago

    Wernher Von Braun hung the five slowest Jews outside of his rocket factory in Germany. Stop putting him on a pedestal.

  • Johann Lautenschlager
    Johann Lautenschlager 3 days ago +2

    Best clip is the Russian soldier getting blown off his feet by the over zealous artilleryman at about 5:20 lol

    • Not a Name
      Not a Name 3 days ago +1

      Damn, that looked seriously close lol, I wonder how well his eardrums held up

  • amazingman63
    amazingman63 3 days ago

    "Now that we've beaten the Russians to the moon." So I dont understand this mindset. If we "win" the cold war what happens? Are our American troops suppose to march into Russia and demand in front of the world that they give us all their shit? Fuck people who support any modern conflict crap with people who have cities and societies with innocent people trying to live. We don't need to endlessly fuel more and more war machines and murder millions more for a better world we need to use that wealth to make it a better one. In 10 years with our military budget even try to grasp the things we could for the whole world with no compromises. We don't have "enemies" anymore its not the fuckin stone age and we dont have to fight for food and resources anymore jesus we can even make fake meat now just think what even a small investment could do.

  • Jake B
    Jake B 3 days ago

    You shouldn't gloss over the fact that Von Braun used slave labor at his rocket factories.

  • xceptionzero
    xceptionzero 4 days ago

    Was the use of nazi scientists the beginning of the United States falling from grace and becoming the most hated empire on earth?

    • whyme943
      whyme943 2 days ago

      Lots of allies for being hated

  • DonGiovanni
    DonGiovanni 4 days ago

    I can't believe you didn't mention Robert Goddard.
    And no mention of unmanned Soviet moon missions.

    • David S
      David S 2 days ago

      To be fair, the primary topic of the video was the review of the Movie. The little mini space-race doc at the beginning was just a bonus; a welcome one, to be sure, but going in to too much detail would probably take away from the rest of the video.

  • Sovek
    Sovek 4 days ago +1

    You should review the mini-series called Space Race by the BBC

  • deadphishiy
    deadphishiy 4 days ago

    "how would he know that the oxygen tank would explode just by hitting a switch"? happens with DC-10s all the time

  • Fred Roehl
    Fred Roehl 4 days ago

    Um so what is operation fishbowl about, no one has gone my friend, it's excellent propaganda and a false pride moment for sure, problem is it's not possible it's called the firmament people if they could have done it they would have back in the late 40's I pray that people will really look into it themselves and see how it is directly related to so called evolution, If people think they are so piece of dust they will act like it and low and behold look around, it's exactly how satan wants it, please look into it yourself because you are being made to believe in a false scientism doctrine of the devil and I pray you find Jesus Christ before its too late brothers and sisters he's coming back soon and there will be gnashing of teeth everywhere

  • Michael S
    Michael S 4 days ago

    That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind

  • Ben Leadholm
    Ben Leadholm 4 days ago

    46:19 "As the plane descended sharply..." The KC135 flew a parabolic trajectory, so the 25s of weightlessness would start while the plane was still ascending, reaching an apex in its flight, then descending, where the airplane would break deceleration, reach an inflection point, and would 'bottom out' in its flight path, with the pilot pulling up on the stick to get ready for another 'hump' trajectory.

  • Laurie Harris
    Laurie Harris 5 days ago

    Von Braun utilized Jewish slaves to build the V-2... missed that bit.

    • Sovek
      Sovek 4 days ago

      And? It was either that or get shot. No thanks

  • K Gaming40
    K Gaming40 5 days ago

    Funny thinking he has 900 k now

  • Leave the gun take the Cannoli

    Being a former U.S. Marine....one of our Iconic movies was "The Sands of Iwo Jima". Now I have several issues with the historical parts of the movie. So could you review it and I'd love to see if we come up with the same "issues". Semper Fi.

  • Big Dick McGee
    Big Dick McGee 5 days ago

    Mom landing was a hoax..humans can't pass through the Van Allen belts..

  • Dany Longbow
    Dany Longbow 5 days ago

    all hollywood, nothing is real...empty brain needed....

  • John Gregory
    John Gregory 5 days ago

    I was 11 when this happened. Watching the movie..
    Was like reliving it.
    I think that's the greatest tribute I could ever give to those who made the film.
    A pity that NASA quit doing its job as soon as we stopped blasting Saturn V's into orbit.

  • Daniel Young
    Daniel Young 6 days ago

    good rides!

  • Irish Stock
    Irish Stock 6 days ago

    The Russians said it quite clearly,that it was nothing more than a *propaganda* move. Man never walked on the moon and Apolo11 never went to the moon. Period. The Russians made it into space,as did the Americans and that is the extent of it. Wake up Losers!

  • einkerl
    einkerl 6 days ago

    The addition of Jack Swigert to the crew was fortunate, he wrote the the emergency procedures for the command module and knew its capabilities as well as anyone could.

  • Jazzflute NON
    Jazzflute NON 6 days ago

    In my opinion IF they landed on the moon there would be a MacDonald's on It by now. I think the whole thing was a con.

  • syousef
    syousef 6 days ago

    If you did your job really well and did something astonishing, how would you feel about people portraying you as a fool that can't keep his cool or control his temper (or gets drunk when you don't get your way at work)? I think the inaccuracies were given a huge free pass here. i still like the movie for the fact that it portrays so many of the technical details, is visually stunning and the acting is good, but man portraying the astronauts as hot heads and man babies really annoys me.

  • Jim Vick
    Jim Vick 6 days ago

    A cartoon telling me about the accuracy of a movie about a place we never went... ROFL...

  • Geoffrey Draws Comics
    Geoffrey Draws Comics 6 days ago +1

    Cmdr Chris Hadfield is Canadian he worked for the CSA during his space missions.

  • Potato
    Potato 6 days ago

    Major Tom isn't dead

  • Tyler Keller
    Tyler Keller 7 days ago

    1:45 unless you were born blind... JS

  • BBQsauce Gaming
    BBQsauce Gaming 7 days ago

    23:38
    Händel, what a legend!

  • BBQsauce Gaming
    BBQsauce Gaming 7 days ago

    October Sky maybe?

  • Fozzy Bear
    Fozzy Bear 7 days ago

    Must be a sensitive subject - you earned a TVclip fact-check with a redirect to Encyclopedia Britannica for needed context.

  • benbmusic88
    benbmusic88 7 days ago

    Wow fantastic episode!

  • Григорий Ефимович Распутин

    That forehead. You could land a rocket there.

  • Chris Lockwood
    Chris Lockwood 8 days ago

    Some other minor inaccuracies: Gary Sinise is shown in the command module simulator, not the lunar module simulator. In fact the lunar module simulator isn't even visible in the movie. What is shown is a mock-up of the LEM that just looks like the front half sticking out of the wall. I believe they used that to familiarize the astronauts with climbing in and out of the LEM. The actual lunar module simulator simulator looked like a greyish box on top of a motion base platform, with some monitors in front of the windows that fed video from a scale model of the moon. Astronauts entered from the back. And during the launch sequence the gantry towers are shown swinging away from the Saturn V one at a time, which looks pretty cool, but in reality they all swing away at the same time since they needed to clear the rocket as quickly as possible.

  • funkyzero
    funkyzero 8 days ago

    I think it's important to note... the Soviets were never really "ahead" of the Americans during the space race years. The soviets DID manage to take a lot of the "first to ever xxx" titles, but it was due to their willingness to take unacceptable risks in order to achieve them. The Americans were (and still are) far more reserved and patient in development, which of course always makes projects take longer to complete, but the final results are always far more complete and reliable. There's a reason we landed a man on the moon and the Soviets never did.

  • Xatxitor
    Xatxitor 8 days ago

    It was'nt Neil hwo Opend the hatch, it was Buzz. I recomand you to read ''no dream is too high'' by Buzz Aldrin

  • Tony Burzio
    Tony Burzio 8 days ago

    It's a shame the moon is made of rock. We got rock, we can sell ya rock. Heck, it's even Earth rock. Now, if it was even made of green cheese, at least it would be worth SOMETHING to go there...

  • bork tenderloin
    bork tenderloin 8 days ago

    bravo. fucking bravo, man.

  • djAmbush
    djAmbush 8 days ago

    In space your problem is not to overheat. Your're in a vaccum and without enough oxigen or fuel you have nothing to get the heat off. Houston, it's gettin' hot in here ...

  • username
    username 9 days ago

    the "space race" was just a renamed "race for ballistic missiles and spy satellites", so they could sell the development costs to the public.

    • djAmbush
      djAmbush 8 days ago

      this this post post was was posted posted two two times times

  • username
    username 9 days ago

    the "space race" was just a renamed "race for ballistic missiles and spy satellites", so they could sell the development costs to the public.

    • djAmbush
      djAmbush 8 days ago

      this this post post was was posted posted two two times times

  • Chuck Price
    Chuck Price 9 days ago

    The V-1 was the first ballistic missile, not the V-2. How could you possibly overlook this? Moron.

    • momba
      momba 6 days ago

      V-1 was a much simpler cruise missile and not a ballistic missile, moron.

  • compagnie88
    compagnie88 9 days ago

    Wow! Very nice job :)

  • Paul y
    Paul y 9 days ago +22

    Look everyone in the US knows that the dream of sending someone to the moon was first envisioned by Ralph Kramden, a bus driver from NY who lived with his wife Alice in a small apartment. They would frequently get into heated arguments and Ralph would say to her "One of these days Alice. POW! Straight to the moon."

  • steve lenz
    steve lenz 9 days ago

    The sad thing about the Criss Hardfield music video is nasa did not even do it since Criss was part of the CSA (Canadian Space Agency)

  • Patrice Rose Plummer

    No, not every person who ever lived has gazed upon the moon. Blind people have never seen the moon. Reel it in, man.

  • jackolant48
    jackolant48 10 days ago

    5:22 - did that guy get blasted in the ear with a cannon?

  • Lou Mougin
    Lou Mougin 10 days ago

    Excellent, but the music at the end was way too loud!

  • Jaxxson LeBlanc
    Jaxxson LeBlanc 10 days ago

    Me: ( watches thousands of non left-wing political videos)
    YT algorithm: I've got nothing

    Me: ( watches 1 history Buffs video)
    YT algorithm: here is 28 more history buff videos as well as 44 also related videos