APOLLO 13 MISSION CONTROL LIVE PRESENTATION AT THE HUTCHINSON SPORTS ARENA
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 10:00 A.M.
Apollo 13 Mission Control staff including Flight Directors Gene Kranz, Milton (Milt) Windler, Gerry Griffin, Ed Fendell (INST/COMM), Jerry Bostick (FIDO), Sy Liebergot (CSM/EECOM), Astronaut CapComs Jack Lousma and Joe Kerwin, and Guenter Wendt (Pad Leader) will speak in Hutchinson, Kan., on April 17. Part of the Cosmosphere's "Honoring the Mission" program to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the famed Apollo 13 mission, they will tell the story as only they can. The discussion will be moderated by space journalist, Andrew Chaikin.
It's rare to have to an opportunity to hear history directly from those who experienced it. The ingenuity of these men saved the lives of the astronauts and returned them safely to Earth after a mid-flight explosion on their way to the Moon.
Don't miss this chance. Tickets are only $5 for adults and $2 for children under 13.
Call the Cosmosphere at 662.2305 or 800.397.0330 to order your tickets now.
This is just one of the events planned for Friday and Saturday.
"APOLLO 13" THE MOVIE
FRIDAY, APRIL 16 4:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.
The Cosmosphere's anniversary celebration will begin April 16 with showings of Ron Howard's Oscar-winning movie Apollo 13 Friday and Saturday in the Carey IMAX Dome Theater at the Cosmosphere. Tickets are $9.50/Adults, $9.00/Children (plus tax)
"THE WONDER OF IT ALL"
FRIDAY, APRIL 16 7:00 P.M.
Join us Friday in the Carey IMAX® Dome Theater for a viewing of "The Wonder of It All," a documentary by Jeff Roth detailing the manned spaceflight program from the early missions through the Apollo era. Mr. Roth will answer questions afterward. Tickets are $6.00
FREE SATURN V ROCKET LAUNCH
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 9:00 A.M.
Relive the liftoff of Apollo 13 as you watch the launch of a scale model of the Saturn V and hear the actual audio footage of pre- and post-launching activities. Free event (weather permitting) at Gowans Stadium.