Apollo 13

Apollo 13

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April 1970. The glory days of the Apollo space program. NASA send Commander Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon.
Only fifty-five hours into the flight, disaster strikes. A mysterious explosion rocks the ship. Its oxygen and power begin draining away. Lovell and his crew watch as the cockpit grows darker, the air grows thinner, and the instruments wink out one by one.
In this tale of astonishing courage, brilliant improvisation and thrilling adventure, the reader is transported right into the capsule during one of the worst disasters in the history of space exploration.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006
Edition: First Mariner books edition
ISBN: 9780618619580
Branch Call Number: 629.454 LOVEL LOVEL
Characteristics: 390 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kluger, Jeffrey
Notes: "This book was previously published as Lost Moon"--Title page verso


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Nov 03, 2014

Fantastic book!!

btmslt Mar 14, 2012

A terrific action adventure story. I have seen the movie which was based on this book several times and finally decided to read the book. I should not have waited so long! The book is far better then movie. The details and the acuracy which the book brings to the reader's attention are very interesting. Ron Howard did a good job of making the movie but his obvious exagerations designed for surprise were unecessary. For instance, the flight doctor vs. astrountant sceen and the fast paced power-up of the command module did not happen the way the movie suggests but rather in a more understandable "every moon mission way". The personalities of all the men invovled in the actions associated with the mission were also detailed in the book. Even more interesting were the actual activites of all, the control auditorium staff, including all the staff shifts. I also enjoyed the background information concerning Lowell's career. as well as the other astrounants involved with NASA. I must read for action adventure enthusiastics as well as space adventurers!


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