Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center's artifacts and exhibits in our new video series, "History Up Close." Today, we are exploring a special artifact we have in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13.
In 1995, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment released a new movie based on the Apollo 13 mission. Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell, Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert, and Bill Paxton as Fred Haise, the film won Academy Awards for Best Sound and Best Film Editing and was nominated for seven more.
Space Center Houston played host to a press event for the movie that year. In recognition, the film's production company gave the center this script, signed by the cast and crew.
Learn more about the historic Apollo 13 mission in our Apollo 13 virtual exhibit, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union.