GUEST: ACTOR BRETT CULLEN
Blanche Lovell watches the television coverage of her son, with Neil Armstrong.
Mary Haise sits on a couch and watches the coverage with her son.
“We’re about to learn whether or not that heatshield which was damaged, if you remember, by the explosion three days ago has withstood the inferno of re-entry,” says Walter Cronkite.
On board the USS Iwo Jima, the bridge scans the horizon.
A packed Mission Control awaits any word from the spacecraft.
“Odyssey, this is Houston,” says Mattingly.”Do you read me? Odyssey, Houston. Do you read me?”
“Three minutes, thirty seconds,” says INCO. “Standing by.”
Static-filled images from the Pacific are projected on the MOCR screen.
“Odyssey, Houston,” says Mattingly. “Do you read me? Odyssey, this is Houston, do you read me?”
“That’s four minutes,” says INCO. “Standing by.”
The Lovell family holds back tears as they sit in front of their television.
Jay Lovell looks at his classroom clock. It’s 11:56 AM.
IN THIS MINUTE:
Chris Ellis as Deke Slayton
Loren Dean as John Aaron
Ben Marley as John Young
Todd Louiso as FAO – White Team
Joe Spano as NASA Director
Ed Harris as Gene Kranz
Marc McClure as Glynn Lunney
Clint Howard as Sy Liebergot
Googy Gress as RETRO White
Christian Clemenson as Flight Surgeon Dr. Chuck
Ned Vaughn as CAPCOM 2
Max Grodénchik as FIDO Gold
Walter von Huene as Technician
Kenneth White as Grumman Rep
Jean Speegle Howard as Blanch Lovell
Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell
Mark Wheeler as Neil Armstrong
Walter Cronkite as Himself
Tracy Reiner as Mary Haise
Miko Hughes as Jeffrey Lovell
Rance Howard as Priest
Emily Ann Lloyd as Susan Lovell
Mary Kate Schelhardt as Barbara Lovell
Max Elliott Slade as Jay Lovell