Jim Lovell: Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13



T TO YOU HOURS BEFORE SPLASHDOWN It s the epitome 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 system owners about turning them on or not turning them on 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 arrowing and inspiring and strange 3 I m sure there are biases I m not even aware of due to Lovell s personal feelings for NASA and the space program and Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont his colleagues but it doesn t feel as vitally important as the fact that this programowever flawed or problematic banded together to bring these men Historic Hahns Peak home in the face of ridiculous impossible odds 4 I MEAN THEIR GODDAMNED SHIP EXPLODED IN SPACE AND THEY SURVIVED THEY SURVIVED I read this book some time ago but it was such a good read I thought I d review it just in time for theolidaysI think it would make a good gift for nonfiction buffs I don t know if its age makes it Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, hard to find but it almost guarantees that it may not be familiar to a lot of readersThis book is a telling of the Apollo 13 saga as seen by the commander of the mission Jim Lovell If you saw the movie Apollo 13 you will recognize a lot of details right down to exact uotes It alsoelps explain things that may not Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, have made sense to viewers ie why it was such a compliment to tell an engineere s a steely eyed missile man Even though we know the BITE (A Mate Of His Own happy ending the book is a fascinating read and an inside view of a critical event in America s space program You don tave to be a science space or istory 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 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 ad 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 Six-Moon Trail hours now and then withis family as they wait along with the rest of the world for 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 Mustard Seed Magic how bored the nationad become with the space program by the time Apollo 13 was ready for liftoff According to the book the entire process ad become routine Until the accident reminded everyone just ow risky it was I thought of theChallenger disaster in January 1986 The identical mindset Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, 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 arrivesome safely After all The Witches how else could the Mission Commander be author of the book He didave Splinter 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 dialog taken from the official Apollo 13 technical Air to Ground Voice Transcription and reproducedere without permission between the Mission Control Center and the men aboard Apollo 13 is basically the reason why this book Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles has been writtenThe story of 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 out Some flashbacks to Lowell s life prior to Apollo 13 ease things upWhat impressed me most about the Apollo 13 mission isow 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 The Princes Mistress have some time on yourand you can listen to 50 ours worth of audio recordings I used this as a soundtrack while reading although it didn t take me 50 oursI recommend this book to anyone even slightly interested in the exploration of spaceAs I California hurtled through space one thought kept crossing my mind 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 Licens. 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 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 rightfulome 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 eroi.

All the way to the moon and back Hell even Richard Nixon gets to act eroically This book is very stressful But in a good way Even though we all know the story of Apollo 13 and we all know Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., how it ends the pacing in the book is so good that thearrowing moments are well Somnium harrowing There s a fair amount of technical jargon but it s defined in a way that if you care enough to understand it you ll understand it The use of third person POV is effective 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 even though that s probably unfair I d consider Collins a poetic and thoughtful writer and I probably likeis book better But Lovell definitely The Cronos Complex I has the exciting story onis side Both are great books that should be read in order to re ignite the wonder of 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 ad a major role in shaping the narrative which was expertly told and whose chapters alternated between flashbacks and current dramas The book ighlights things missed in the movie the vast amount of flight experience Lovell already ad aving flown twice around the moon the personal connection Lovell Dem Nordpol am nächsten had with ill fated Apollo 1 tragedy the social protocol NASA astronautsad including that of Lovell s wife who Heart Beat had to keep one wife busy while NASA prepared to deliver the news ofer The Site Book husband s death the nitty gritty detail of the necessary burn operations theyad to take The Devils Possession how the venting of oxygen surrounded the ship during most of the returnome and interfered with visibility The book certainly captures the exciting and Betraying Beauty (Vegas Titans, heroic efforts of the astronauts and crew strangely the whole story is told in first person which papers 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 temporaryome 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 LM oxygen tank 2 of 2 exploded throwing the mission and mission control and the world into chaos 1 Written as a joint effort between Lovell commander of Apollo 13 and Jeffrey Kluger Apollo 13 is a technically dense narrative of the mission It contains a Vrolok high level of detail but also does its best to balance Lovell s account of the mission with those of ground control and Marilyn Lovell it also loops back to touch on the Apollo 1 tragedy as well as Lovell s first lap of the moon on Apollo 8 I personally liked the tone and the amount of 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 of the situation without being overwhelmed and without feeling like I was being spoon fed the science 2 That saidoly goddamned shit The sheer number of issues and problems and 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] hurdles Lovell Swigert and Haisead to deal with 200000 goddamned miles away in the vacuum of space is just phenomenal Not only did oxygen tank 2 explode it took oxygen tank 1 with it as well as 2 of 3 fuel cells that generated power for the Command Module once ground control figured out what was The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name happening the astronautsad to completely shut down their command module and take up residency in the lunar module a ship meant to Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped 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 theyad to figure out The Hunger Within how to adjust their trajectory to slingshot themselves back to Earth 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 lack ofeat And lack of power And lack of water And exploding batteries And general drift And attempting to calibrate their position against stars they can t see because of 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 ose for your suit s oxygen 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 ave you calibrate the damn thing against the FUCKING SUN EVEN THOUGH IT S PROBABLY A LITTLE CLOSE FOR COMFORT PRECISION WISE Need to power on your command module with minimal power Okay we ll just write a new procedure for what s usually a 24 Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England hour process ON THE FLY AND THEN READ R the lunar module a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days As theours 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 Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 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 theeroic effort to rescue Lovell and The Dolce Diet his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finestourNow thirty years after the launch of the missio.

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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 Brave Enough hand feel to the tale After the prime of the moon landing days which NASA was 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 and explosion caused this routine mission to become Nationaleadlines and a test of what the people of NASA were made of astronauts 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 Spunk 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 andow they The Kafka of 238th Street handled themselves when faced with disaster Houston we vead 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 explosion that ended the mission and almost ended their lives For four days they barely slept and did their best to limp The Letters to the Thessalonians 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 Lovellousehold It was interesting to see ow everyone involved reacted to the situation and especially ow the team in Houston Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, 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 complex piece of machinery and any issuesave long been worked out But you Ivory (The Ivory Saga have to remember that space program was still fairly young in 1970 Manad only landed on the moon one year prior this missionAs well the authors did a good job of creating empathy towards the characters Despite knowing the ultimate outcome of this mission due to its Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, 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 out 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 toave Lovell as a co author and yet the book wasn t in first person from The Temple of Death his perspective I do understand that it wouldn tave 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 Venus Blueprint his other space missions to Apollo 13 The problem was everytime we cut away from what wasappening 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 an earlier point in Shame On Her Volume 3 history it diminishes the excitement the story creates While I believe that a book told chronologically can be somewhat oldat these days in this case it would Bisk CPA Review have kept my attention for the entirety 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 Iad a blast reading this book If you are interested in the A Crazy Kind of Love history of space travel and don t mind a few technical details read this book It was fascinating to read about all that went into getting the Apollo 13 crew back to earth after the explosion of oxygen tank no 2 told in third person from multiple points of view 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 ofow smart people face failure with their best work It s right up for my preference for good government and The Medieval Forest 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 aboutimself Surely The Road Beyond Ruin he andis 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 enough water propellant oxygen and Backlash heat from a broken rocket to keep three men alive. 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 fiveours 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 fo.

James Jim Arthur Lovell Jr born March 25 1928 is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8 the first Apollo miss