Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage Of Apollo 13

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Lost moon : the perilous voyage of Apollo 13 was written by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. It was published by Houghton Mifflin, in 1994 and tells the story of the Apollo 13 mission that almost resulted in a catastrophe. In April of 1970, Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts were sent by NASA on America 's fifth mission to the moon. Fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13 due to an electrical fault, one of the oxygen tanks exploded, causing its oxygen and power to begin to drain away. Minutes after the explosion, Commander Lovell, and his crew were forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, which was a tiny craft designed to keep only two men alive for just two days. But there were three men aboard, and they were …show more content…
He gives great detail about the ordeal that occurred on the lunar module from his point of view, first hand. But he also uses the third person to tell his part of the story but also to tell the story from the point of view mission control in Houston, and even from his wife and kids. This allowed for the audience to understand the situation from different perspectives making it more engaging. The audience could learn about a huge part of American history but at the same time be entertained and want to find out how they made it home.
Although Jim Lovell wrote this book to truly tell the true story of the Apollo 13 mission, it also shows how this changed America 's perception of the NASA space program mark the information and evidence in the book effective. Before the Apollo 13 mission, during the previous Apollo mission, America had grown accustomed to NASA’s space exploration program. As NASA keep sending up successful mission after mission, it made it seem like their advanced technology would not fault them. But after the failure of the Apollo 13 mission, NASA didn 't learn enough from the previous Apollo

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