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Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13…

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (1994)

by Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger

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    A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin (paulkid)
    paulkid: I found Jim Lovell's account of Apollo 13 more gripping and technically explicative than any of Chaikin's stories. Of course, "Lost Moon" did not address the geological exploration of the moon; Chaikin's book is a good choice if you're interested in that.
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    Ice by Shane Johnson (dukeallen)

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A great, awe-inspiring read. Enjoyed every minute of it. ( )
  Steven_Burgauer | Jan 19, 2017 |
Favorite Line: Marilyn Lovell reacting to request of news media to put a broadcast tower in her front yard, "If landing on the moon wasn't enough of a news story for them, I don't know why NOT landing on the moon should be. You tell the networks that they're not to put one piece of equipment on my property from now through the end of this flight. And if anyone has any problem with that, tell them they can take it up with my husband. I'm expecting him home on Friday."

Watched movie "Apollo 13" with Tom Hanks playing Jim Lovell while reading book. ( )
  Kayvette | Mar 2, 2016 |
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. Commander Lovell and his crew watched in alarm as the cockpit grew darker, the air grew thinner, and the instruments winked out... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 22, 2015 |
This book takes you right back to Apollo 13. Reliving it minute by minute, it makes you feel like you are there. It is still amazing even after seeing the movie (which took a few liberties). ( )
  wvoigt | May 18, 2014 |
This is an excellent, reader-friendly book for those wishing to take a dip into the world of the American space program at its height. The science and the experiences of those working with that science are given pride of place in the narrative but does not get in the way of the pacing and is described in ways comprehensible to a novice.

My only complaint would be that the book is the story of Apollo 13 as seen through the eyes of the Lovell family. This is a natural by-product of Jim Lovell being a co-author and Jeffrey Kluger makes sure we hear all about how mission control in Houston experienced the flight as well, but a bit more research on how the world experienced it would've been appreciated. It was a personal event for the Lovells and a professional one for NASA, but it was also a world event. Other than a prayer on the stock exchange and offers from other nations to help retrieve the landing capsule if the astronauts had to come done in waters closer to their shores, little of the outside world's response is mentioned.

Tl;dr: If you're looking to get a gift for a space nut (or an avid reader you hope will become a space nut) and they don't have it already, this book would make an excellent selection. ( )
  willoughby | Dec 12, 2013 |
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Kluger, Jeffreymain authorall editionsconfirmed
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This true adventure is dedicated to those earthbound astronauts: my wife, Marilyn, and my children, Barbara, Jay, Susan, and Jeffrey, who shared with me the fears and anxieties of four days in April, 1970.
- Jim Lovell
With love to my family — nuclear and extended, past and present — for providing an always stable orbit.
- Jeffrey Kluger
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On April 13, 1970, three American astronauts were on their way to the moon when a mysterious explosion rocked their ship, forcing them to abandon the main ship and spend four days in the tiny lunar module which was intended to support two men for two days. A harrowing story of danger, courage and brilliant off-the-cuff engineering solutions which resulted in a dramatic rescue.

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Chronicles the rescue mission to return the crewmen of the Apollo 13 spacecraft safely to earth following an explosion on board.

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