Apollo 13

Apollo 13 PDF Epub Apollo 13 Author Jim Lovell Bandcamptomp3.co.uk In April 1970, During The Glory Days Of The Apollo Space Program, NASA Sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell And Two Other Astronauts On America S Fifth Mission To The Moon Only Fifty Five Hours Into The Flight Of Apollo 13, Disaster Struck A Mysterious Explosion Rocked The Ship, And Soon Its Oxygen And Power Began Draining Away Written With All The Color And Drama Of The Best Fiction, APOLLO 13 Previously Published As Lost Moon Tells The Full Story Of The Moon Shot That Almost Ended In Catastrophe Minutes After The Explosion, The Three Astronauts Are Forced To Abandon The Main Ship For The Lunar Module, A Tiny Craft Designed To Keep Two Men Alive For Just Two Days As The Hours Tick Away, The Narrative Shifts From The Crippled Spacecraft To Mission Control, From Engineers Searching Desperately For A Way To Fix The Ship To Lovell S Wife And Children Praying For His Safe Return The Entire Nation Watches As One Crisis After Another Is Met And Overcome By The Time The Ship Splashes Down In The Pacific, We Understand Why The Heroic Effort To Rescue Lovell And His Crew Is Considered By Many To Be NASA S Finest Hour.Now, Thirty Years After The Launch Of The Mission, Jim Lovell And Coauthor Jeffrey Kluger Add A New Preface And Never Before Seen Photographs To Apollo 13 In Their Preface, They Offer An Incisive Look At America S Waxing And Waning Love Affair With Space Exploration During The Past Three Decades, Culminating Only Recently When The Apollo 13 Spacecraft Itself, Long Consigned To An Aviation Museum Outside Paris, Was At Last Returned To Its Rightful Home In The United States As Inspiring Today As It Was Thirty Years Ago, The Story Of Apollo 13 Is A Timeless Tribute To The Enduring American Spirit And Sparkling Individual Heroism.

  • 4.4
  • 7090
  • English
  • 13 June 2017
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • 0618056653
  • Apollo 13
  • Jim Lovell

10 thoughts on “Apollo 13

  1. Debbie Zapata says:

    GUIDO, EECOM, Flight, CAPCOM, FIDO, TELMU, LEM, CONTROL, Simsups, RETRO, Roger, Copythat, Go I love NASA speak, don t you It all takes me back to the days when I was glued to the television set, watching as much as I could of the space flights in the 60 s and 70 s.This book tells the story of one of the scariest of all journeys, Apollo 13 And Houston, they sure had problems The unraveling of the mission is a fascinating story, as are the details of the way it was patched back together in orde GUIDO, EECOM, Flight, CAPCOM, FIDO, TELMU, LEM, CONTROL, Simsups, RETRO, Roger, Copythat, Go I love NASA speak, don t you It all takes me back to the days when I was glued to the television set, watching as much as I could of the space flights in the 60 s and 70 s.This book tells the story of one of the scariest of all journeys, Apollo 13 And Houston, they sure had problems The unraveling of the mission is a fascinating story, as are the details of the way it was patched back together in order to get the crew back to Earth.We get to travel not only to the moon with the crew they got there in an orbit, they just were not able to get to the surface but back in time to become familiar with Lovell as a person and pilot We spend hours now and then with his family as they wait along with the rest of the...

  2. Matt says:

    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 written.The story of NASA s successful failure is a very engaging read, even if you already know the Hollywood movie There s a lotinformation given in this book, the techno babble is explained and intelligible to all, and the movie s inaccuracie 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 written.The story of NASA s successful failure is a very engaging read, even if you already know the Hollywood movie There s a lotinformation given in this book, the techno babble is expl...

  3. Cranky says:

    I read this book some time ago, but it was such a good read I thought I d review it just in time for the holidays.I think it would make a good gift for nonfiction buffs I don t know if its age makes it hard to find, but it almost guarantees that it may not be familiar to a lot of readers.This book is a telling of the Apollo 13 saga, as seen by the commander of the mission, Jim Lovell If you saw the movie Apollo 13, you will recognize a lot of details, right down to exact quotes It also h I read this book some time ago, but it was such a good read I thought I d review it just in time for the holidays.I think it would make a good gift for nonfiction buffs I don t know if its age makes it hard to find, but it almost guarantees that it may not be familiar to a lot of readers.T...

  4. Robert Nagle says:

    This book upon which the film Apollo 13 is based provides a lotdetails 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 This book upon which the film Apollo 13 is based provides a lotdetails 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 th...

  5. Cristina Plaza says:

    Some might think that this story is over told or over dramatized If you are one of these people then you need to read this retelling of the story Co authored by Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, the book gives authenticity, weight, and just a down right first hand feel to the tale After the prime of the moon landing days which NASA was emerging from, Apollo 13 seemed to be a routine mission into outer space as if there could be such a thing However, a mechanical failure and explosion Some might think that this story is over told or over dramatized If you are one of these people then you need to read this retelling of the story Co authored by Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, the book gives authenticity, weight, and just a down right first hand feel to the tale After the prime of the moon landing days which NASA was emerging from, Apollo 13 seemed to be a routine mission into outer space as if there could be such a thing However, a mechanical failure and explosion caused this routi...

  6. Sean O says:

    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 ...

  7. theduckthief says:

    Houston we ve had a problem On April 11, 1970, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigart blasted off from Earth on a journey to the moon Three days later there was an explosion that ended the mission and almost ended their lives For four days they barely slept and did their best to limp home on limited power and oxy...

  8. Kelly Lam says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Lost Moon is a book about the Apollo 13 mission The earliest date in the book is in chapter three, which is Spring 1945, where Jim Lovell is in Chicago to buy chemicals to make a rocket for his chemistry class The next chronological date is January 1958, chapter seven, which is when Jim was a lieutenant at the Navy s Aircraft Test Center in Maryland getting ready for his Flight Test In the prologue, it starts during the mission around the time that one of the oxygen tanks exploded, whic The Lost Moon is a book about the Apollo 13 mission The earliest date in the book is in chapter three, which is Spring 1945, where Jim Lovell is in Chicago to buy chemicals to make a rocket for his chemistry class The next chronological date is January 1958, chapter seven, which is when Jim was a lieutenant at the Navy s Aircraft Test Center in Maryland getting ready for his Flight Test In the prologue, it starts during the mission around the time that one of the oxygen tanks exploded, which could have been fixed before takeoff because oxygen tank two had a slight problem during testing The explosion happened a bit after the astronauts had turne...

  9. Pat Rolston says:

    I made the very elementary mistake of substituting a movie, Apollo 13, for this book all these years Having read numerous books regarding the space program I really assumed that well conceived and directed movie told the obvious story to my satisfaction How wrong I was not to read this exceptionally written and gripping account of the Apollo 13 mission I hope for those who haven t read the book for this reason or any other you take the opportunity to do so and find yourselves stranded 250,000 I made the very elementary mistake of substituting a movie, Apollo 13, for this book all these years Having read numerous books regarding the space program I really assumed t...

  10. Jamie Collins says:

    This book was the basis for the Tom Hanks movie Apollo 13, and it s a good read if you love the movie and want to knowabout this very nearly disastrous mission to the moon.It s written in third person, mostly from Lovell s point of view, and it doesn t feel much like a memoir even though the account of the Apollo 13 mission is interspersed with an overview of his early career I didn t know that Lovell was a candidate for the Mercu...

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