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Lost Moon : The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (Autographed)

Lovell, Jim; Kluger, Jeffrey

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ISBN 10: 0395670292 / ISBN 13: 9780395670293
Editorial: Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1994
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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378 pages with several photos. Inscribed.Full story of the Apollo 13 flight which almost ended in disaster. Inscribed by Astronaut Jim Lovell on the title page. Clean. N° de ref. de la librería 010507

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Título: Lost Moon : The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13...

Editorial: Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: Later Printing

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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 explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and power began draining away. Commander Lovell and his crew watched in alarm as the cockpit grew darker, the air grew thinner, and the instruments winked out one by one. The full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe has never been told, but now Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger bring it to vivd life. What begins as a smooth flight is transformed into a hair-raising voyage from the moment Lovell calls out, "Houston, we've got a problem." Minutes after the explosion, the astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days. But there are three men aboard, and they are four days from home. As the hours tick away, the narrative shifts from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Control, from engineers searching desperately for solutions to Lovell's wife and children praying for 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 the heroic effort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finest hour. This riveting book puts the reader right in the spacecraft during one of the worst disasters in the history of space exploration. Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, Lost Moon is the true story of a thrilling adventure and an astonishing triumph over nearly impossible odds. It was a major Oscar(R)-nominated motion picture directed by Ron Howard and starred Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon.

About the Author:

JEFFREY KLUGER has written for various publications,
including Discover, the New York Times Magazine, GQ, and the Wall Street
Journal. He is also the author of Journey Beyond Selene.

Jim Lovell joined NASA in 1962 and flew a total of four missions before retiring in 1973. After Apollo 8, America's first mission to the moon, he and his two crew members were named TIME's Men of the Year. He continues to lecture across the country, speaking about space exploration.

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