It gave me a shot of faith for the coaching search. The explosion that crippled the ship was the result of a long series of engineering accidents and human mistakes and oversights. Sound familiar? The crew and the mission control staff had to make very tough mission decisions trading off competing interests with a long-term view. Add in some good fortune at the right times and they pulled off a bona fide miracle, and NASA went on to fly four additional successful moon landings.
Technical advisor to the film Dave Scott, Apollo 15 commander, is a Michigan attendee (I think something like 105 of the Apollo-era astronauts were Michigan people in one way or another).
Failure is not an option!