Minute 131: NAVY 66

August 10, 2020


Gene Kranz wipes his eyes and stands up in Mission Control.

Over the Pacific, three parachutes lowering the Command Module are lit by the rising sun.

Flight crews on the USS Iwo Jima applaud and wave as Odyssey floats toward the surface. Odyssey splashes down in brilliant sunshine.

Navy helicopters 66 and 406 head toward the spacecraft.

Mary Haise hugs her family.

Jay Lovell’s schoolmates pat him on the back.

Blanch Lovell smiles broadly as Buzz Aldrin hugs her.

Two Navy frogmen jump into the ocean next to the spacecraft.

In Mission Control, Deke Slayton shakes Gene Kranz’s hand, and also the NASA Director’s hand.

One of the Navy frogmen swims up to Odyssey’s hatch.


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

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