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posted 09-19-2009 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the 40th anniversary of Apollo 13 only a few months away now does anyone know if there are plans for a 40th anniversary edition of the Apollo 13 book and/or a re-release of the film (preferably on blu-ray)?

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posted 09-20-2009 03:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apogee Books prepares the 40th anniversary Apollo 13 Mission Report release, no details on content so far (watch their website).

E2M Lem Man
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posted 02-04-2010 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just heard from Rob Godwin of Apogee Press, that they are releasing a new version of the "Apollo 13 Mission Report" as a 40th anniversary title, though I did not see it on the website yet.

As I had a hand in preparing that volume when it came out nearly ten years ago, I am happy to see it available again.

I never thought I would see in a book, "Special thanks to Jim Lovell and Jim Busby."

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posted 02-04-2010 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will there be new contents in the 40th anniversary edition or will it be the same as the previously released version?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-08-2010 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BBC: A rummage in the Apollo archive
One of the delights of working for the BBC is that you get to dip occasionally into its vast archive.

"Auntie" is gradually opening up this treasure trove as part of an effort to make historic recordings - video and audio - generally available to the people who paid for its acquisition: you, me and other licence fee holders.

It's an incredible resource.

The reason I raise this now is that I've been having a rummage for Apollo 13 archive...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-19-2010 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BBC Sky at Night release
On April 17, 1970 the incredible story of Apollo 13 played out 300,000 km above Earth. Now, to mark the forthcoming 40th anniversary of the spacecraft’s dramatic rescue, you can experience the tension for yourself with over an hour of video on Sky at Night Magazine's April issue cover CD-ROM.

This special disc features 40 minutes of nail-biting footage from the BBC archive, much of it unseen for the past 40 years. Alongside interviews with the recovery divers and pilots, there's video of the studio team of James Burke, Cliff Michelmore and Patrick Moore, who can't hide their tension in the mission's final stages.

There's also a NASA video showing how controllers managed to guide the crippled spacecraft round the Moon and safely back home. This half-hour film includes on-board footage shot in the craft, plus behind-the-scenes video of staff and astronauts troubleshooting the fault and putting an emergency plan into action.

What's more there's declassified NASA documents on the life- threatening fault that hit the spacecraft and a gallery of images of key moments in the Apollo 13 mission.

The April issue of Sky at Night Magazine goes on sale on Tuesday 23 March, priced £4.25.

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posted 03-19-2010 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for uk spacefan   Click Here to Email uk spacefan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert - really interesting stuff. I'm off now to order the April issue of the Sky at Night, which also looks really good.

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posted 03-19-2010 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just popped into town on the off chance the Sky At Night might be out early, no such luck!

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posted 03-19-2010 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gotta love the hand drawn circle around the descending CM. Those were the days!

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posted 03-23-2010 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my copy in W.H.Smith's today. I've just watched it, and it's still nail-biting stuff. The demo that the swimmers give to James Burke is very interesting as well (obviously well before the recovery is underway!)

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posted 03-24-2010 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my mitts on a copy yesterday as well. The BBC footage was great, the tension just flew out of the screen, what it must have felt like to watch all that unfolding in real time I will never know.

I wonder if there is any chance of the BBC doing a similar release as they did with the 'Apollo 11 - A Night To Remember' DVD.

paulushumungus
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posted 03-24-2010 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paulushumungus   Click Here to Email paulushumungus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cover disc is great and well worth the price of the magazine but surprisingly there was nothing in the magazine itself about the Apollo 13 mission.

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posted 03-25-2010 02:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to say that surprised me as well, I looked through the magazine a couple of times as I was convinced I must have missed something!

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posted 03-25-2010 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The idea of someone "having a rummage" through the BBC archives for Apollo coverage is tantalising. I always wondered if the BBC had kept video of their coverage of the later Apollo landing missions, specifically including live colour TV footage. I know we have the original NASA video-record, but a lot of us fondly remember the BBC's coverage, with Patrick Moore, James Burke and others. It would be great if some of this could be unearthed and made available.

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posted 03-26-2010 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois as part of their Apollo 13 celebration are distributing a series of commemorative posters during the month of April:
During the month of April, the Adler is proud to celebrate this historic mission. The first 50 visitors on April 1 receive a FREE replica Apollo 13 mission patch. All month long, visitors will receive a FREE commemorative Apollo 13 poster with paid admission (while supplies last). A new poster will be featured each week, collect all five!

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posted 03-27-2010 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave   Click Here to Email dave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just 'wow' to the Apollo 13 BBC footage, I never thought I'd ever see this again.

It took me back to that warm Friday afternoon and early evening when they came in, BBC 1 usually closed down and showed their test card after 2:00 pm but not this day, they displayed a constant update and time to re-entry count all afternoon against the 13 crew emblem with air-to-ground open.

The coverage on the Sky at Night disc is a lovely example of just how good James Burke and team were. Happy days.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 03-27-2010 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah but just try getting one here in the U.S. The issue on the stands here is the February issue at B&N and Borders. (sigh)

I hope we will have it here for our Apollo 13 anniversary.

Colin E. Anderton
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posted 03-29-2010 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Colin E. Anderton   Click Here to Email Colin E. Anderton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always wondered if the BBC had kept video of their coverage of the later Apollo landing missions, specifically including live colour TV footage.

I am reliably informed that there is much more surviving BBC Apollo coverage than was originally thought. Unfortunately, though, it drops off considerably after Apollo 10.

For example, the colour VT of the coverage of Apollo 13's main LM engine burn on the way home survives intact.

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posted 03-29-2010 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin, please ask your "reliable informant" if he can persuade the BBC to release some of these hidden treasures on DVD, or at least make them more readily accessible. Not much point in having an archive if the film or tape lies permanently in rusting tin cans!

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posted 04-22-2010 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJSPACEFAN   Click Here to Email NJSPACEFAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The April edition of Sky At Night was stocked today at my local Barnes & Noble - check yours, with the Apollo 13 CD-ROM and with the B&N membership card and a 10% discount cost $7.87.

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I managed to finally watch all the CD last night, and I must say that I'm very impressed with it. However, I do wish that they had made a proper DVD devoted just to the Apollo 13 coverage, and included a whole lot more from the archives. Not sure if there were more pre-flight reports from James Burke in the original BBC coverage, but it would have been nice to have been able to see more of the studio discussions.

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posted 04-23-2010 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lasv3:
Apogee Books prepares the 40th anniversary Apollo 13 Mission Report release...
Apollo 13: NASA Mission Reports
Edited by Robert Godwin
Capturing one of the most gripping stories in the history of space travel, this account documents the harrowing flight of Apollo 13. Beginning with the launch of the Saturn V juggernaut, this chronicle depicts the explosion that left the spacecraft crippled, followed by the agonizing days the crew spent in near frigid temperatures while the technicians at home worked around the clock to keep them alive. Illustrating how the spirit of daring and ingenuity came to life in the team at Mission Control in order to bring their men home safely, this overview includes never-before-seen documentation of the voyage, an exclusive interview with Jim Lovell, footage of the launch itself, and coverage of the post-flight press conference. With a vast collection of photographs taken by the crew themselves, this record shows why a spaceflight some considered to be a catastrophic failure has since been recognized as one of NASA’s truly legendary moments. A bonus CD-ROM features the NASA video documentary "Houston We've Got A Problem," the pre-explosion in-flight television broadcast from Apollo 13, an exclusive video interview with Commander James Lovell, video of the launch of Apollo 13, nearly 600 Hasselblad photographs taken by the Apollo 13 crew, an extensive NASA acronym database, video of the post-flight Apollo 13 press conference, and much more.

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