Some might think that this story is ver told r ver dramatized If you are Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land onef these people then you need to read this retelling f the story Co authored by Jim Lovell commander f Apollo 13 the book gives authenticity weight and just a down right first hand feel to the tale After the prime Indiscretion of the moon landing days which NASA was emerging from Apollo 13 seemed to be a routine mission intouter space as if there could be such a thing However a mechanical failure and explosion caused this routine mission to become National headlines and a test Indiscretion of what the peoplef NASA were made f astronauts engineers and commanders alike Just the sheer man power bravery determination and leadership "THAT IT LOOK TO BRING JIM "it look to bring Jim Jack Swigert and Fred Haise home from a mission that and looked like it was going to end badly is cause for amazement We can learn from this story and these men s lives and how they handled themselves when faced with disaster Houston we ve had a problemOn April 11 1970 Jim Lovell Fred Haise and Jack Swigart blasted ff from Earth Soul Dust on 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 homen limited power and The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales oxygen This story describes in detail the actionsf the crew It was fascinating to read about all that went into getting the Apollo 13 crew back to earth after the explosion 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 2 ofxygen tank no 2 told in third person from multiple points Blackbird of view Well if you liked this book you should read Rocket Men and probably The Right Stuff and Hidden Figures The storyf Apollo 13 is the story f how smart "people face failure with their best work It s right up for my preference for "face failure with their best work It s right up for my preference for government and history f science and technology books The American mission to the moon is full Surly Bonds of those kindsf stories Kudos to Jim Lovell who made the story not just about himself Surely he and his wife are central characters But most Sex, Lies, and Videotape of the book is about the folksn the ground at NASA in Houston and at Grumman The Sanford Guide to Hepatitis Therapy 2016-2017 on Long Island who faced a seriesf ticking time bomb challenges to salvage enough water propellant Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays oxygen 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 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 it you ll understand it The use f third person POV is effective giving the reader a needed glimpse into the thoughts and actions Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession of peoplether 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 The Paper Wife on his side Both are great books that should be read inrder to re ignite the wonder f space that we ve grown too used to Just don t be thrown by the NASA speak 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 f 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 that We, the People: Of Earth Elders of Lovell s wife who had to keepne wife busy while NASA prepared to deliver the news Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition of her husband s death the nitty gritty detailf the necessary burn مترو operations they had to take how the ventingf xygen surrounded the ship during most f the return In April 1970 during the glory days The Windy Season of the Apollo space program NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and twother astronauts Oldies but Goodies on America's fifth mission to the moon Only fifty five hours into the flightf Apollo 13 disaster struck a mysterious explosion rocked the ship and soon its A Month of Sundays oxygen and power began draining away Written with all the color and dramaf the best fiction APOLLO 13 previously published as Lost Moon tells the full story f the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe Minutes after the explosion the three astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship fo. Ome 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 Beneath the Jolly Roger over the fact that inside the spaceship at least the perspective is entirely Lovell s Recommended 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 finishing a broadcast touring the Lunar Module LMxygen tank 2 Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise of 2 exploded throwing the mission and mission control and the world into chaos 1 Written as a joint effort between Lovell commanderf Apollo 13 and Jeffrey Kluger Apollo 13 is a technically dense narrative f the mission It contains a high level f detail but also does its best to balance Lovell s account Pig of the mission with thosef ground control and Marilyn Lovell it also loops back to touch Scipio Rising (Scipio Africanus on the Apollo 1 tragedy as well as Lovell s first lapf the moon n 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 Rim of the Pit (Rogan Kincaid, of the situation without beingverwhelmed and without feeling like I was being spoon fed the science 2 That said holy goddamned shit The sheer number They Also Serve of issues and problems and hurdles Lovell Swigert and Haise had to deal with 200000 goddamned miles away in the vacuumf space is just phenomenal Not Conversations From The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop: 8 Keys To Rediscovering Lost Dreams And Finding Your Life's Calling only didxygen tank 2 explode it took No Time for Sergeants oxygen tank 1 with it as well as 2f 3 fuel cells that generated power for the Command Module nce ground control figured ut what was happening "the astronauts had to completely shut down their command module and "astronauts had to completely shut down their command module and 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 figure ut how to adjust their trajectory to slingshot themselves back to Earth n 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 lack f heat And lack f power And lack Large Catechism of Martin Luther of water And exploding batteries And general drift And attempting to calibrate their position against stars they can t see becausef 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 n 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 epitome Ceux de la posie vcue of 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 systemwners about turning them n r not turning them n 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 f 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 flawed Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty or problematic banded together to bring these men home in the facef ridiculous impossible tireless: odds 4 I MEAN THEIR GODDAMNED SHIP EXPLODED IN SPACE AND THEY SURVIVED THEY SURVIVED I read this book some. 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 asne crisis after another is met and Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1 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 hourNow thirty years after the launchf the missio.
review æ eBook, ePUB r Kindle PDF Ð Jim LovellTime ago but it was such a read I thought I d "review it just in time for the holidaysI think it would a "it just in time for the holidaysI think it would make a 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 Kaleidoscope 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 The Four Racketeers of details right down to exact uotes It also helps explain things that may not have made sense to viewers ie why it was such a compliment to tell an engineer he s a steely eyed missile man Even though we know the happy ending the book is a fascinating read and an inside viewf a critical event in America s space program You don t have to be a science space r history nut to be drawn into the story 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 f the space flights in the 60 s and 70 sThis book tells the story f
One Of The Scariestof the scariest all journeys Apollo 13 And Houston they sure had problems The unraveling f the mission is a fascinating story as are the details Smithereens of the way it was patched back together inrder to get the crew back to EarthWe get to travel not The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness only to the moon with the crew they got there in anrbit 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 Dark Diversions of the world for events to unfold And we spend days with the team at Mission Control which was atne time in my life Lili a un chagrin d'amour onef the places I most wanted to see in real life not just Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, Macarthur's Justice, and Command Accountability 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 liftoff According to the book the entire process had become routine Until the accident reminded everyone just how risky it was I thoughtf 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 Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds 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 dialog taken from the fficial 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 f 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 ne thought kept crossing my mind every part f this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder John Glenn This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License. N Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger add a new preface and never before seen photographs to Apollo 13 In their preface they Love! Valour! Compassion! offer an incisive look at America's waxing and waning love affair with space exploration during the past three decades culminatingnly recently when the Apollo 13 spacecraft itself long consigned to an aviation museum Scream outside Paris was at last returned to its rightful home in the United States As inspiring today as it was thirty years ago the storyf Apollo 13 is a timeless tribute to the enduring American spirit and sparkling individual heroi. ,