Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise tells the heroic story of Apollo 13 with newly restored mission photographs.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 13 in Pictures and Words,” featuring Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise telling stories of the mission accompanied by our best Apollo 13 photography. In this 26 minute film, Fred reflects on his military and NASA careers, the launch of Apollo 13 and initial photographic tasks and equipment, the  the oxygen tank “explosion” , the problems with CO2 and the lithium hydroxide cartridges, the mission’s best lunar photography, the story and promise of Apollo, and the future of humanity.  The interview with Fred was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018.

You can stream the film in 4K here.  Please enjoy Fred’s reflections on Apollo 13!


Completion of this film depended on the assistance of many people, including the generous contributors to our Indiegogo campaign!  Thank you all!

Executive Producers:

Arthur Siemientkowski

Kevin E. Young

Brett Grossman

Marty Gobin

Joshua Insang


John Garman

Andrew James McDermott

Doug Forrest

Martin J Lollar

Jason M Kissling

Michelle McConahy Sheetz

Brian May

Special Thanks:

Andy Anderson

Andrew McCulley

Pekka Vartiainen

Simon Trueb

Gerry Haas

Kenneth L Glaze

Lloyd Franklin

Markus Wisnæs-Ådland

Philip Yarbrough

Massimo Cutuli

David Chudwin

Silvia Azzimonti


Martin J Lollar

Chris Gruttke

Jeffrey Qualls

Ted Kroupis

Gerald A. Louviere, M.D.

James Purcell

Carla Gust

Edward D Matthews

Herb Baker

Trevor Barker

Andrew Francis Oliva

Benoit Nault

Cyril J Hodapp III

Lyndon Nelson

Eric Heinzer

Alan Maulhardt

David Clow

Ronald Apple

Joshua Weaver

Todd A. Green

Scott Stevens

Shelby Runner

Fabio Andre Marques Domingos

Paul Barrier

Roscoe Warren Jr.

Joseph M. Fricano


Burke Burnett


Some of our favorite photographs and the favorites of the astronauts who took or are featured in them are the focus of a series of documentaries Apollospace is producing on Apollo program missions and photography as we celebrate the 50th anniversaries of these amazing missions. These incredible images, many hidden in obscurity for decades, are brought to life as part of our “Apollo Reflections” series – films featuring Apollo era photography described by those who were there – beginning with “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words” featuring Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham and now including “Reflections: Apollo 13 in Pictures and Words” featuring Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise. Look for additional features in the coming months.