The Apollo Education Experience Project

MSU Documentary on Apollo 13 Released

A little over a year after the film crew from Mississippi State University (MSU) came by to shoot some flashback scenes in the CM, their documentary “XIII” has been released! It first aired on April 13, 2022 (the 52nd anniversary of the accident aboard Apollo 13) on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and is available for viewing from their Web site at The film was nominated for a Southeast Emmy in May 2022. It documents the stories of two MSU alumni who were involved with the development of the makeshift lithium hydroxide scrubber to remove the excess carbon dioxide from the air inside the damaged spacecraft. Very interesting and very well told!

“XII” – documentary short film about Apollo 13
(copyright 2022 Mississippi State University Television Center)

In addition to the film, there is also a short behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the documentary. Although it doesn’t mention the Project or me by name, it does mention “a very kind gentleman in North Georgia!”

“The Making of XIII” Behind the Scenes short
(copyright 2022 Mississippi State University Television Center)

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