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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
is a telling the Apollo 13 saga as seen by the commander of the mission Jim Lovell If you saw the movie Apollo 13 you wi This book is very stressful But in a good way Even though we all know the story of Apollo 13 and we all know how it nds the pacing in the book is so good that the harrowing moments are well harrowing There s a fair amount of technical jargon but it s defined in a way that if you care The Preachers Kid enough to understand it you ll understand it The use of third person POV isffective giving the reader a needed glimpse into the thoughts and actions of people other than the main character I recently read Michael Collins s Carrying the Fire so I automatically compared the two books O Testamento even though that s probably unfair I d consider Collins a poetic and thoughtful writer and I probably like his book better But Lovell definitely has thexciting story on his side Both are great books Houston we ve had a problemOn April 11 1970 Jim Lovell Fred Haise and Jack Swigart blasted off from Earth on a journey to the moon Three days later there was an Gangbang Slut explosion thatnded the mission and almost One Con Glory ended their lives For four days they barely slept and did their best to limp home on limited power and oxygen This story describes in detail the actions of the crew and Mission Control to save Apollo 13 from an uncertain fateI liked the various perspectives presented from the Apollo 13 crew to Mission Control to the Lovell household It was interesting to see howveryone involved reacted to the situation and specially how the team in Houston handled the various problems with the compromised mission Reading the story from a 2012 perspective I felt somewhat removed from the issues The idea that that one problem could cause an almost complete meltdown of the spacecraft seems foreign Today it seems as if there are redundancies for any
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complex piece of machinery and any issues have long been worked out But you have to remember that space program was piece of machinery and any issues have long been worked out But you have to remember that space program was fairly young in 1970 Man had only landed on the moon one year prior this missionAs well the authors did a good job of creating mpathy towards the characters Despite knowing the ultimate outcome of this mission due to its historical nature I worried about the Apollo 13 crew I wanted them to be safe I The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) especially appreciated the attention to detail within Mission control and the spacecraft The readerxperiences the flight just as the crew did and I found the tecnobabble tired me out Far from being annoyed at this it let me identify with crew and the tireless Mission Control Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, employees whoven slept at work during the crises It was jarring to have Lovell as a co author and yet the book wasn t in first person from his perspective I do understand that it wouldn t have made sense to write the story that way due to the various perspectives presented It did make the book seem colder and less personable creating distance between the reader and the storyOne thing I didn t like was the chronological jumping around in Lovell s and NASA s timeline I got used to it th. 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 A Fairly Honourable Defeat 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 almostnded in catastrophe Minutes after the xplosion the three astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship fo. ,
Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue explosion of oxygen tank no 2 told in third person from multiple points of view This dialog taken 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 successful failure is a veryngaging read The Man Without a Face even if you already know the Hollywood movie There s a lot information given in this book the techno babble isxplained and intelligible to all and the movie s inaccuracies are ironed out Some flashbacks to Lowell s life prior to Apollo 13 ase 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 pisode 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 Evenbook to anyone Gone (Gone, even interested in thexploration of spaceAs I hurtled through space one thought kept crossing my mind Threads Of The Shroud 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 On April 11 1970 Apollo 13 launched from Kennedy Space Centern route to the moon temporary home to commander Jim Lovell 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 People Face Failure Withpeople face failure with best work It s right up for my preference for good government and history of science and technology books The American mission to the moon is full 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 folks on the ground at NASA in Houston and at Grumman on Long Island who faced a series of ticking time bomb challenges to salvage nough water propellant
"oxygen and heat "and heat a broken rocket to keep three men alive all the way to the moon and back Hell ven Richard Nixon gets to act heroically Some might think that this story is over told or over dramatized If you are one of these people then you need to read this retelling of the story Co authored by Jim Lovell commander of Apollo 13 the book gives authenticity weight and just a down right first hand feel to the tale After the prime of the moon landing days which NASA was Untitled. emerging from Apollo 13 seemed to be a routine mission into outer space as if there could be such a thing However a mechanical failure andxplosion caused this routine mission to become National headlines and a test of what the people of NASA were made of astronauts Wiring engineers and commanders alike Just the sheer man power bravery determination and leadership that it look to bring Jim Lovell Jack Swigert and Fred Haise home from a mission that and looked like it was going tond badly is cause for amazement We can learn from this story and these men s lives and how they handled themselves when faced with disaste. 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 Against All Odds 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 thenduring American spirit and sparkling individual heroi.
download å Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage eBook,PUB or Kindle PDF ½ Jim LovellOugh jumping from before Lovell was in the space program to his other space missions to Apollo 13 The problem was The DOS everytime we cut away from what was happening on Apollo 13 to a different time it undercut the tension If the reader is in the midst of worrying about this three man crew and then they re given a chance to relax by switching to anarlier point in history it diminishes the Against All Odds excitement the story creates While I believe that a book told chronologically can be somewhat old hat these days in this case it would have kept my attention for thentirety of the story As well the book was filled with dates and technical details and procedures so it was difficult to separate out and remember all that was going on with Apollo 13 when I came back to chapters regarding their missionsOverall I had a blast reading this book If you are interested in the history of space travel and don t mind a few technical details read this book GUIDO EECOM Flight CAPCOM FIDO TELMU LEM CONTROL Simsups RETRO Roger Copythat GoI love NASA speak don t you It all takes me back to the days when I was glued to the television set watching as much as I could of the space flights in the 60 s and 70 sThis book tells the story of one of the scariest of all journeys Apollo 13 And Houston they sure had problems The unraveling of the mission is a fascinating story as are the details of the way it was patched back together in order to get the crew back to EarthWe get to travel not only to the moon with the crew they got there in an orbit they just were not able to get to the surface but back in time to become familiar with Lovell as a person and pilot We spend hours now and then with his family as they wait along with the rest of the world for Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism events to unfold And we spend days with the team at Mission Control which was at one time in my life one of the places I most wanted to see in real life not just on the small screenThere was something poignant about reading how bored the nation had become with the space program by the time Apollo 13 was ready for According to the book thentire process had become routine
Until the accident reminded veryone just how risky it wasthe accident reminded veryone just how risky it was I of theChallenger disaster in January 1986 The identical mindset had infected Payment Due everyone by then too The command to Go at throttle up never sounded the same to me after that day But back to Apollo This book is uite readableven with the NASA terms which are all Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, explained the first time they appear The pages go flying by because the story flows from the beginning and is suspensefulven though we know that the crew arrives home safely After all how Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, else could the Mission Commander be author of the book He did have help in the form of Jeffrey Kluger and the book is not told in first person style but I would say that the team worked smoothly together whoever did the actual writing 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 wasxpertly told and whose chapters alternated between flashbacks and current dramas The book highlights things missed in the movie the vast amount of flight The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, experience Lovell already had having flown twice around the moon the personal c R 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 fromngineers searching desperately for a way to fix the ship to Lovell's wife and children praying for his safe return The Turbulence 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 heroicffort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finest hourNow thirty years after the launch of the missio.