Al Reinert

Al Reinert was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He co-wrote the screenplays for the Ron Howard film Apollo 13 and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, but is best known for directing and producing For All Mankind, an award-winning documentary about NASA’s Apollo program.

Articles by Al Reinert

Lost in Space

Feb 1, 1990 By Al Reinert

Locked away in NASA’s storage vaults was some of the most glorious footage ever filmed. I thought turning it into a movie would be a snap. Ten years later I’ve revised my opinion.

Sax to the Max

Dec 1, 1988 By Al Reinert

A Houston bellhop by day, tenor saxman Grady Gaines has come out of retirement to bring back the trademark sound of a great rock and roll band.

This Water Is My Water

Nov 1, 1988 By Al Reinert

Cool, clear, and pure, it’s the bounty of the Edwards Aquifer, and if something isn’t done to limit pumping by Hill Country farmers and a thirsty San Antonio, it may also be dry.

Where NASA Went Wrong

Sep 30, 1986 By Al Reinert

The seeds of the Challenger disaster were sowed long ago, in the space agency’s conflict between its ideals and its politics.