Lost Moon

The untold story of the American moon shot that almost ended in a fatal catastrophe, told by the flight's commander, offers a chronicle of courage, heroism, and adventure.

Author: Captain James A Lovell

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Category: Space vehicle accidents

Page: 378

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The untold story of the American moon shot that almost ended in a fatal catastrophe, told by the flight's commander, offers a chronicle of courage, heroism, and adventure.

Apollo 8

Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627798315

Category: History

Page: 336

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The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger—Jim Lovell’s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13—can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.

Apollo 13

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.

Author: James Lovell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547526237

Category: History

Page: 400

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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.

Lost in Outer Space The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13 Lost 2

This exciting second book in the Lost series tells the incredible true story of the doomed Apollo 13 moon mission that nearly ended in disaster.

Author: Tod Olson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545928176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell's spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into space. Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime - walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again. From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time.

Lost Moon A k a Apollo 13

Author: William Broyles

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Category: Space vehicle accidents

Page: 268

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APOLLO 13

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Page: 141

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The Apollo 13 Mission

In graphic novel format, tells the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and how the crew and mission control handled the in-flight crisis.

Author: Donald B. Lemke

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736868716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In graphic novel format, tells the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and how the crew and mission control handled the in-flight crisis.

Apollo 13

That was the point we hoped to make and the tale we hoped to tell when we set
about writing Lost Moon ( now Apollo 13 ) in 1992 . In a popular environment that
was intolerant of the fallibility of human beings and their machines and was ...

Author: Jim Lovell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618619580

Category: History

Page: 390

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Recounts the four-day ordeal of Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert and the dramatic struggle to bring back to Earth the tiny lunar module spacecraft into which they were forced to retreat when their main ship was damaged. Reprint.

Lost Moon

Author: William Broyles (Jr.)

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Category: Astronauts

Page: 268

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Apollo 13

Author: William Broyles (Jr.)

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Page: 264

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Apollo 13

APOLLO SPACECRAFT This is a drawing of the Apollo spacecraft— just like the
one in Apollo 1 3. LUNAR ... "With photos from NASA and the movie Apollo 13.
Based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger." 1 Apollo 13 ...

Author: Jane B. Mason

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ISBN: 9780448411194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Tells the motion picture version of the harrowing mission of Apollo 13

Danger in Space

Author Henry M. Holden delivers the gripping details of how three astronauts, with the help of NASA scientists on Earth, turned a story of disaster into one of triumph.

Author: Henry M. Holden

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464609802

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Soaring through space at 25,000 per hour, Apollo 13 was on course for the Moon. Suddenly, the three astronauts aboard the spacecraft heard a loud bang. A strong vibration rumbled through the crew cabin. There had been an explosion in the oxygen tank. More than 200,000 miles from Earth, Apollo 13 was in grave danger. The astronauts had planned to land on the Moon, but now they had a new mission: survival. Author Henry M. Holden delivers the gripping details of how three astronauts, with the help of NASA scientists on Earth, turned a story of disaster into one of triumph.

Disaster Strikes

In this collection, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jeffrey Kluger recounts twelve such disasters, telling the stories of the astronauts and the cosmonauts, the trials and the errors, the missions and the misses.

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1984812769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Twelve thrilling and terrifying space-mission failures, told by the bestselling author of Apollo 13! There are so many amazing, daring, and exciting missions to outer space that have succeeded. But for every success, there are mistakes, surprises, and flat-out failures that happen along the way. In this collection, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jeffrey Kluger recounts twelve such disasters, telling the stories of the astronauts and the cosmonauts, the trials and the errors, the missions and the misses. With stories of missions run by both Americans and Russians during the height of the space race, complete with photos of the people and machines behind them, this book delves into the mishaps and the tragedies, small and large, that led humankind to the moon and beyond. Praise for Disaster Strikes!: * "A thrill ride punctuated with spectacular failures--but also spectacular successes." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "The [is] text versatile, efficiently functioning as a collection of short reads or a balanced, book-length narrative . . . Always fascinating, at times unsettling, and highly recommended for elementary and middle school collections." --SLJ, starred review "Each compelling episode is crafted as a self-standing adventure, with an opening hook and a satisfying close, making this an excellent source for readalouds for middle-school classes as well as a pleasure for independent readers." --BCCB "Kluger manages to combine suspenseful storytelling with scientific writing, showcasing the successes of the programs alongside the failures that ended in death or near misses for astronauts. Even students who claim that they don’t like to read will find these 'you-are-there' moments totally engaging." --SLC

Apollo 13

... Apollo 13, rev. ed. (2006; previously published as Lost Moon. Boston: Mariner
Books, 1994), 213. Rob Garner, “Dr. Robert H. Goddard, American Rocketry
Pioneer,” NASA, August 3, 2017, https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/
history ...

Author: Laura B. Edge

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541595785

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

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"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began depleting rapidly. Electrical power began to fail. Astronauts James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise were about to be stranded in the inky void of outer space. The mission to the moon was scrapped. Now, Apollo 13's only goal was to bring the crew home. With the damaged spacecraft hurtling towards the moon at roughly six thousand miles per hour, there was little hope of success. But the astronauts and mission control were fully prepared to do whatever it took to return the crew to Earth. This space disaster occurred at the peak of the United States' Space Race against the Soviet Union. But for four days in 1970, the two nations put aside their differences, and the entire world watched the skies, hoping and praying the astronauts would return safely. As missions to Mars and commercial space flight become a reality, the time is now to be reminded of our common humanity, of how rivals can work together and support each other towards a shared goal. Because no matter what happens or where we travel, we all call Earth home.

The Apollo 13 Misson

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
Mellberg, William F. Moon Missions: Mankind's First Voyages to Another World.
Plymouth, Mich.: Plymouth Press, 1997. Pellegrino, Charles R. and Joshua Stoff.

Author: Judy L. Hasday

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791053105

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

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Describes the ill fated flight of Apollo 13 when an explosion forced the crew to abandon plans for a lunar landing and embark on a dangerous journey back to Earth.

Discover

... editor of DISCOVER . Lost Moon : The Perin the physical sciences . In the
January Dis ilous Voyage of Apollo 13 , his first book , was COVER , Appenzeller
wrote about a lump of the basis for the movie Apollo 13 . solid iron inside Earth's
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Covertaction Quarterly

While omitted from the film , concern over the SNAP - 27 breaking up and
spreading plutonium as it came down along with the astronauts took up three
pages in the book on which Apollo 13 was based . In Lost Moon : The Perilous
Voyage of ...

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Apollo

The author chronicles these developments in adapting the lunar hardware to meet other objectives. Apollo, was a program of eleven missions.

Author: David J. Shayler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852335755

Category: Science

Page: 344

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The author chronicles these developments in adapting the lunar hardware to meet other objectives. Apollo, was a program of eleven missions.

Tom Hanks

The script was based on Lovell ' s book , Lost Moon , and the former Apollo 13
commander found a new job in retirement as the film ' s technical advisor . A
quarter of a century after becoming the most famous astronaut NOT to walk on
the ...

Author: David Gardner

Publisher: Blake Pub

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A biography of the actor.

Cassette Books

Lost Moon : The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 RC 40691 by Jim Lovell and
Jeffrey Kluger read by L.J. Ganser 3 cassettes Apollo 13 was to have been the
fifth mission to the moon . But two days into the trip , on April 13 , 1970 , the
oxygen tank ...

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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Category: Talking books

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