Apollo 13

Author(s): Jim Lovell


The best-selling book that inspired the blockbuster movie
"A story of courage -- in space, at NASA, and at the homes of those involved." -- Houston Chronicle
A timeless tribute to the enduring American spirit, Apollo 13 tells the story of America's fifth mission to the moon, a mission that nearly ended in catastrophe in April 1970. Only fifty-five hours into the flight, disaster struck for Jim Lovell and two other astronauts after an explosion left them with a rapidly declining supply of oxygen and power. Lovell and Kluger vividly chronicle how the men were forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for only two days. At home, a nation watched the desperate efforts of Mission Control to bring the crew back in what many consider NASA's finest hour.
"A thrilling story of a thrilling episode in the history of space exploration." -- James A. Michener, author of Space
"Puts the reader in one of those [Apollo] slingshots, pulls, and lets go. What a moon shot. What a time. What a ride." -- Baltimore Sun
"A tale of adventure to chill a reader's spine." -- Atlantic Monthly
Jim Lovell joined NASA in 1962 and flew a total of four missions before retiring in 1973. He continues to lecture across the country, speaking about space exploration.
Jeffrey Kluger is a senior writer at Time and the author of several other books, including Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine.


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  • : 9780618619580
  • : 9010000000000042306
  • : 9010000000000042306
  • : 0.431
  • : February 2006
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 26mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Jim Lovell
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  • : 2017
  • : 629.454
  • : 390
  • : illustrations