GUEST: NASA CHIEF HISTORIAN BILL BARRY
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.
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