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characters Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¾ 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 moonOnly fifty five hours into the flight disaster strikes A myKes 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 oneI. This book upon which the film Apollo 13 is based provides a lot details and background information about the accident I’m guessing that science journalist Jeffrey Kluger had a major role in shaping the narrative which was expertly told and whose chapters alternated between flashbacks and current dramas The book highlights things missed in the movie the vast amount of flight experience Lovell already had having flown twice around the moon the personal connection Lovell had with ill fated Apollo 1 tragedy the social protocol NASA astronauts had including that of Lovell’s wife who had to keep one wife “busy” while NASA prepared to deliver the news of her husband’s death the nitty gritty detail of the necessary burn operations they had to take how the “venting” of oxygen surrounded the ship during most of the return home and interfered with visibility The book certainly captures the exciting and heroic efforts of the astronauts and crew; strangely the whole story is told in first person which papers over the fact that inside the spaceship at least the perspective is entirely Lovell’s Recommended

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N 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 explorati. Well if you liked this book you should read Rocket Men and probably The Right Stuff and Hidden Figures The story of Apollo 13 is the story of how smart people face failure with their best work It's right up for my preference for good government and history of science and technology books The American mission to the moon is full of those kinds of stories Kudos to Jim Lovell who made the story not just about himself Surely he and his wife are central characters But most of the book is about the folks on the ground at NASA in Houston and at Grumman on Long Island who faced a series of ticking time bomb challenges to salvage enough water propellant oxygen and heat from a broken rocket to keep three men alive all the way to the moon and back Hell even Richard Nixon gets to act heroically

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Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13April 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 moonOnly fifty five hours into the flight disaster stri. This dialog taken from the official Apollo 13 technical Air to Ground Voice Transcription and reproduced here without permission between the Mission Control Center and the men aboard Apollo 13 is basically the reason why this book has been writtenThe story of NASA's successful failure is a very engaging read even if you already know the Hollywood movie There's a lot information given in this book the techno babble is explained and intelligible to all and the movie's inaccuracies are ironed out Some flashbacks to Lowell's life prior to Apollo 13 ease things upWhat impressed me most about the Apollo 13 mission is how calmly and seemingly unexcited the astronauts and people in mission control dealt with the situation which is considered the most dramatic episode in manned space travel If you have some time on your hand you can listen to 50 hours worth of audio recordings I used this as a soundtrack while reading although it didn't take me 50 hoursI recommend this book to anyone even slightly interested in the exploration of spaceAs I hurtled through space one thought kept crossing my mind every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder — John Glenn This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License