Jim Lovell: Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13



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Ho 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 irst person which papers over the Hermann Zapf and His Design Philosophy fact that inside the spaceship at least the perspective is entirely Lovell s Recommended 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 peopleace I Know Who You Are failure with their best work It s right upor my preference Spring Girl for good government and history of science and technology books The American mission to the moon isull 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 Menerjang Batas folks on the gro Houston we ve had a problemOn April 11 1970 Jim Lovell Fred Haise and Jack Swigart blasted offrom Earth on a journey to the moon Three days later there was an explosion that ended the mission and almost ended their lives For our days they barely slept and did their best to limp home on limited power and oxy. N 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 heroi.

D review it just in time or the holidaysI think it would make a good gift No Apology Necessary for nonfiction buffs I don t know if its age makes it hard toind but it almost guarantees that it may not be The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag 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 aascinating 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 This book upon which the ilm 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 lashbacks and current dramas The book highlights things missed in the movie the vast amount of Whoops! flight experience Lovell already had havinglown twice around the moon the personal connection Lovell had with ill Los Caballeros de la Ciencia: El secreto mejor guardado de la Iglesia. fated Apollo 1 tragedy the social protocol NASA astronauts had including that of Lovell s wife R the lunar module a tiny craft designed to keep two men aliveor just two days As the hours tick away the narrative shifts The Sheep Book from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Controlrom engineers searching desperately Laduma for a way toix the ship to Lovell's wife and children praying The Gangs Birthday Surprise 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'sinest hourNow thirty years after the launch of the missio.

This dialog taken Earth 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 successfulailure 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 lashbacks 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 I read this book some time ago but it was such a good read I thought 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 ifth mission to the moon Only Out to Lunch fiftyive hours into the Parinamam engane? പരിണാമം എങ്ങനെ? 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 bestiction APOLLO 13 previously published as Lost Moon tells the Beetle in the Anthill full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe Minutes after the explosion the three astronauts areorced to abandon the main ship o.

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James Jim Arthur Lovell Jr born March 25 1928 is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8 the first Apollo miss