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Gerry and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, threatening to further strain civil unrest in America.

On the same day, Gerry Griffin sits in the control room at NASA, struggling to guide a damaged Apollo rocket into space. 

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