CHICAGO – SurvivingApollo 13 astronauts and severalflight directors
reunited on Monday to remember a failed moon mission 40 years ago this
week that they managed to turn into one of the greatest triumphs in the
Those who gathered included Apollo 13flight director, Gene Kranz — all three of whom were immortalized in the 1995 movie “Apollo 13,” which starred as Lovell., fellow crew member and ‘s legendary
truly a unique bond. There is a brotherhood,” Kranz said about how the
crisis forged a lifelong bond between everyone involved.
Adler Planetarium, where the reunion took place, is holding a series of
events this month commemorating the Apollo 13 flight. One exhibit
includes a lunar helmet and gloves that Lovell was supposed to wear on
the moon had the mission gone as planned.