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Was glued to the television set "watching as much as I could f the space flights in the 60 s and 70 "as much as I could The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of the space flights in the 60 s and 70 book tells the storyf Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki onef the scariest Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of all journeys Apollo 13 And Houston they sure had problems The unravelingf the mission is a fascinating story as are the details The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of the way it was patched back together inrder to get the crew back to EarthWe get to travel not nly to the moon with the crew they got there in an rbit 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 "in time to become familiar with Lovell as a person and pilot We spend now and then with his family as they wait along with the rest f the world for events to unfold And we spend days with the team at Mission Control which was at ne time in my life ne f the places I most wanted to see in real life not just n 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 liftoff According to the book the entire process had become routine Until the accident reminded everyone just how risky it was I thought f theChallenger disaster in January 1986 The identical mindset had infected 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 readable even with the NASA terms which are all explained the first time they appear The pages go flying by because the story flows from the beginning and is suspenseful even though we know that the crew arrives home safely After all how else could the Mission Commander be author Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge of the book He did have help in the formf 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 was expertly told and whose chapters alternated between flashbacks and current dramas The book highlights things missed in the movie the vast amount Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars of flight experience Lovell already had having flown twice around the moon the personal connection Lovell had with ill fated Apollo 1 tragedy the social protocol NASA astronauts had including thatf Lovell s wife who had to keep The Witches Ball one wife busy while NASA prepared to deliver the newsf her husband s death the nitty gritty detail Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book of the necessary burnperations they had to take how the venting f xygen surrounded the ship during most f the return home and interfered with visibility The book certainly captures the exciting and heroic efforts f the astronauts and crew strangely the whole story is told in first person which papers The Deadline over the fact that inside the spaceship at least the perspective is entirely Lovell s Recommended It was fascinating to read about all that went into getting the Apollo 13 crew back to earth after the explosionf xygen tank no 2 told in third person from multiple points f view This dialog taken from the Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling 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 storyf NASA s successful failure 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 ut Some flashbacks 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 n your hand you can listen to 50 hours worth f 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 f spaceAs I hurtled through space Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel one thought kept crossing my mind every partf 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 Center en route to the moon temporary home to commander Jim Lovell command module pilot Jack Swigert and lunar module pilot Fred Haise On April 13 minutes after finishin. 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 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 Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) one crisis after another is met andvercome 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 hourNow thirty years after the launch f the missio. I read this book some time ago but it was such a good Read I Thought I I thought I 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 f readersThis book is a telling Carte touristique : Corse Sud : Ajaccio - Bonifacio of the Apollo 13 saga as seen by the commanderf the mission Jim Lovell If you saw the movie Apollo 13 you will recognize a lot Regarde, c'est maman ! of details r This book is very stressful But in a good way Even though we all know the storyf Apollo 13 and we all know how it ends the pacing in the book is so good that the harrowing moments are well harrowing There s a fair amount f technical jargon but "it s defined in a way that if you care enough to understand "s defined in a way that if you care enough to understand you ll understand it The use f third person POV is effective giving the reader a needed glimpse into the thoughts and actions f people ther than the main character I recently read Michael Collins s Carrying the Fire so I automatically compared the two books 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 the exciting story Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation on his side Both are great books that should be read inrder to re ignite the wonder The Occult Detector (The Semi Dual Stories Book 1) of space that we ve grown too used to Just don t be thrown by the NASA speak Houston we ve had a problemOn April 11 1970 Jim Lovell Fred Haise and Jack Swigart blastedff from Earth n a journey to the moon Three days later there was an explosion that ended the mission and almost ended their lives For four days they barely slept and did their best to limp home n limited power and Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West oxygen This story describes in detail the actionsf 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 how everyone involved reacted to the situation and especially 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 Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off one problem could cause an almost complete meltdownf the spacecraft seems foreign Today it seems as if there are redundancies for any complex piece f machinery and any issues have long been worked ut But you have to remember that space program was still fairly young in 1970 Man had We, the People only landedn the moon Single one year prior this missionAs well the authors did a good jobf creating empathy towards the characters Despite knowing the ultimate utcome f this mission due to its historical nature I worried about the Apollo 13 crew I wanted them to be safe I especially appreciated the attention to detail within Mission control and the spacecraft The reader experiences the flight just as the crew did and I found the tecnobabble tired me ut Far from being annoyed at this it let me identify with crew and the tireless Mission Control employees who even 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 though jumping from before Lovell was in the space program to his ther space missions to Apollo 13 The problem was everytime we cut away from what was happening n Apollo 13 to a different time it undercut the tension If the reader is in the midst f worrying about this three man crew and then they re given a chance to relax by switching to an earlier point in history it diminishes the excitement the story creates While I believe that a book told chronologically can be somewhat ld hat these days in this case it would have kept my attention for the entirety f the story As well the book was filled with dates and technical details and procedures so it was difficult to separate Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan out and remember all that was goingn 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 The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes 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 In April 1970 during the glory daysf the Apollo space program NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two ther astronauts n America's fifth mission to the moon Only fifty five hours into the flight Rescuing a Werewolf of Apollo 13 disaster struck a mysterious explosion rocked the ship and soon itsxygen and power began draining away Written with all the color and drama Making Women Pay of the best fiction APOLLO 13 previously published as Lost Moon tells the full storyf the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe Minutes after the explosion the three astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship fo. .

G a broadcast touring the Lunar Module LM GloomCookie oxygen tank 2f 2 exploded throwing the mission and mission control and the LM xygen tank 2 f 2 exploded throwing the mission and mission control and the into chaos 1 Written as a joint effort between Lovell commander The Jesuit of Apollo 13 and Jeffrey Kluger Apollo 13 is a technically dense narrativef the mission It contains a high level With Bound Hands of detail but also does its best to balance Lovell s accountf the mission with those Rim of the Pit of ground control and Marilyn Lovell it also loops back to touchn the Apollo 1 tragedy as well as Lovell s first lap You Can Beat the Odds of the moonn Apollo 8 I personally liked the tone and the amount f information about the systems and people involved in triaging the situation when shit started to get real I felt like I understood enough to track the severity f the situation without being verwhelmed and without feeling like I was being spoon fed the science 2 That said holy "Goddamned Shit The Sheer "shit The sheer f issues and problems and hurdles Lovell Swigert and Haise had to deal with 200000 goddamned miles away in the vacuum f space is just phenomenal Not nly did xygen tank 2 explode it took xygen tank 1 with it as well as 2 Baltimore Catechism No. 2 of 3 fuel cells that generated power for the Command Modulence ground control figured Mic manual de campanie electorală out what was happening the astronauts had to completely shut down their command module and take up residency in the lunar module a ship meant to hold 2 dudes for 2 days to go to the moon Not y know support 3 dudes for a return trip to Earth But needs must Then they had to figureut how to adjust their trajectory to slingshot themselves back to Earth The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects on a ship not calibrated to fly with the lunar module as the primary engine with the inert command module still attached And then there s carbon dioxide to deal with And lackf heat And lack f power And lack f water And exploding batteries And general drift And attempting to calibrate their position against stars they can t see because f the MULTITUDE OF DEBRIS FROM THE EXPLOSION I mean god damn That s SO MANY THINGS And NASA and the Apollo 13 crew justdealt with them One at a time Need to scrub Carbon dioxide Okay take this part and a plastic bag and the hose for your suit s xygen and some duct tape and the lunar landing instructions you aren t going to use and MACGYVER YOURSELF A SCRUBBER SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO BREATHE Can t align your navigation Okay we ll just have you calibrate the damn thing against the FUCKING SUN EVEN THOUGH IT S PROBABLY A LITTLE CLOSE FOR COMFORT PRECISION WISE Need to power Just Joking on your command module with minimal power Okay we ll just write a new procedure for what s usually a 24 hour process ON THE FLY AND THEN READ IT TO YOU HOURS BEFORE SPLASHDOWN It s the epitomef divide and conuer and working towards something bigger than the individual pieces There s a bit about John Aaron straight up negotiating with all these various system wners about turning them n Times of Trouble (A Time Travel Anthology) or not turning themn in preparation for Apollo 13 s return to Earth that puts the entire thing in perspective there was no room for ego because ego would kill those men in space And it s just very harrowing and inspiring and strange 3 I m sure there are biases I m not even aware BENAAMI of due to Lovell s personal feelings for NASA and the space program and his colleagues but it doesn t feel as vitally important as the fact that this program however flawedr problematic banded together to bring these men home in the face f ridiculous impossible dds 4 I MEAN THEIR GODDAMNED SHIP EXPLODED IN SPACE AND THEY SURVIVED THEY SURVIVED Well if you liked this book you should read Rocket Men and probably The Right Stuff and Hidden Figures The story f Apollo 13 is the story f how smart people face failure with their best work It s right up for my preference for good government and history The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais of science and technology books The American mission to the moon is fullf those kinds Stay on Your Toes, Maggie Adams! of stories Kudos to Jim Lovell who made the story not just about himself Surely he and his wife are central characters But mostf the book is about the folks n the ground at NASA in Houston and at Grumman n Long Island who faced a series Night Train To Cherbourg: A Joszef Kiraly: Gentleman, Vampire Mystery of ticking time bomb challenges to salvage enough water propellantxygen and heat from a broken rocket to keep three men alive all the way to the moon and back Hell even Richard Nixon gets to act heroically Some might think that this story is Disowned over toldr Comptia Security+ Sy0-301 Exam Cram over dramatized If you arene Marco Polo: A Photographer's Journey of these people then you need to read this retellingf the story Co authored by Jim Lovell commander The Cosmic Internet: Explanations from the Other Side of Apollo 13 the book gives authenticity weight and just a down right first hand feel to the tale Afte. N Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger add a new preface and never before seen photographs to Apollo 13 In their preface theyffer an incisive look at America's waxing and waning love affair with space exploration during the past three decades culminating Marketing Aesthetics only recently when the Apollo 13 spacecraft itself long consigned to an aviation museumutside Paris was at last returned to its rightful home in the United States As inspiring today as it was thirty years ago the story f Apollo 13 is a timeless tribute to the enduring American spirit and sparkling individual heroi. Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage f Apollo 13

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