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JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85745
This screening will take place outdoors at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745. Please bring your own seating.
Co-Presented by Spacefest IX!
Featuring a pre-show Q&A with Astronaut Fred Haise, Apollo 13 Flight Directors and Controllers Gerry Griffin and Jerry Bostick, and the man who saved the Apollo 13 crew from asphyxiating by building the “scrubber,” Sy Liebergot. Q&A begins at 7:00PM, film begins at 8:00PM.
Join us for a special under-the-stars presentation of the Oscar-winning 1995 hit Apollo 13 at Spacefest IX, Tucson’s yearly celebration of all things space! Based on the gripping true story of heroic astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and their ill-fated lunar mission, Apollo 13 captures the tension and uncertainty of one of the most widely watched disasters in American History. What was intended to be a routine mission turned disastrous after an oxygen tank explosion threatens both the astronauts’ survival and their safe return to Earth. After hearing, “Houston, we have a problem”, astronaut Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise), Flight Director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris), and a heroic ground crew race against the clock to bring the crew home. Also starring Oscar-nominated Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell.