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Throughout the Movie Apollo 13, the stages of group development were applied. Forming the first stage of group development. Was prevalent early in the movie when the crew first found out that they were supposed to be on the Apollo 13 mission there was a bit of confusion among the crew and their families. The crew had to work with each other and learn each others strengths and weaknesses, this was most noticeably displayed while the crew was practicing in the flight simulator. Not long after the initial formation of the group pilot Ken mattingly was forced to be removed from the crew due to possible medical problems, he was replaced by Jack Swigert. This reform caused a setback and the crew had to relearn each others strength and weaknesses.
Storming , the second stage of group development, really began after the crew had successfully launched into space and then began having problems. The storming began when one of the engines went out forcing the crew to continue with only 4. Not long after that the connection on one of the oxygen tanks had burst. Which caused a landslid of other problems for th crew. The crew began getting frustrated and started blaming each other for the problems that were happening. Jack Swigert seemed to get the most of this blame.
The Crew eventually collected themselves and began the process of Norming. Instead of continuing to argue with each other they began to work with NASA to attempt to figure out a solution the the many problems. One example of this would be this issue with the oxygen level in the ship. The oxygen levels were dropping and the Astronauts were begging to lose Precious oxygen. The Crew at Houston space center began working on trying to find a way to…...

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