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Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 summary ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · 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 mysterious exploN 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. It was fascinating to read about all that went into getting the Apollo 13 crew back to earth after the explosion of oxygen tank no 2 told in third person from multiple points of view

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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 moonOnly fifty five hours into the flight disaster stri. 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 holidaysI 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 readersThis 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 uotes It also helps explain things that may not have made sense to viewers ie why it was such a compliment to tell an engineer he's a steely eyed missile man Even though we know the happy ending the book is a fascinating read and an inside view of a critical event in America's space program You don't have to be a science space or history nut to be drawn into the story

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Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13Kes 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