Happy 91st Birthday Jim Lovell Apollo 13 Mission Commander

Today Jim Lovell, the commander of Apollo 13 and, along with his fellow astronauts Jack Swigart and Fred Haise the human who has been furthest from Earth, is 91.

Like I suspect many people, my main knowledge of Lovell comes from the Tom Hanks portrayal in Apollo 13. Reading around, the movie seems more accurate than most based-on-a-true-story films. Some of the tensions between the crew are manufactured for dramatic effect (something similar happened in a recent Danish film about the Kon Tiki expedition)

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