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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…

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    Lost Moon Apollo 13

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    Lovell, J. L. (1994). Lost Moon: The Perlious Voyage of Apollo 13. New York: Houghton Mifflin. Jim Lovell was the Commander of Apollo 13. He participated in three previous space missions for NASA, to include Apollo 8 and the Apollo 1 fire investigation board. With Jeffery Kruger, he provides a first hand account of the events and a detailed look into experiences of the crew. Lovell, a Navy test Pilot, was selected to the NASA Astronaught Group Two in 1962. At the time of launch, Jim Lovell…

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    Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The purpose of Apollo 13 was to land on the moon and return safely. Granted Apollo 13 did not land on the moon due to an oxygen tank exploding, they returned the astronauts home safely, which should be the biggest goal or accomplishment. Apollo 13 was a success after it returned in one piece. A failure is the lack of success. To fully succeed the crew needed to touch down on the moon, and return home. After having technical difficulties,…

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    We Should Not Go Back to the Moon The first time America stepped foot on the moon was on July 20th, 1969, however, the last time Americans stepped foot on the moon is was in 1972. Charles Krauthammer, in the Washington Post, from 2009, argues the we should go back to the moon. Krauthammer states that we go back to the moon “for the wonder and glory of it” and because of the moon's “immense possibilities” (57). Krauthammer fails to mention a lot of vital information that could happen when we go…

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    missions to land on the moon. But some people think that these missions were really faked and were filmed in a studio. JFK was the president of America by that time. He started a race between US and Soviet Union based on which country would put a man on the moon first. And apparently US was losing the race. From my perspective and from what I know I say that the moon landings were actually real. Also from what NASA and the government showed us it makes me think that it was real. Why would NASA…

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    there was a better way to prove American dominance that to land the first man on the moon. immediately, Johnson set his experts to work drafting up answers to the provided questions and began figuring out how to get the new Apollo project to succeed. To further convince the President to support the Apollo program, he sent a report to JFK stating that “If we do not make the strong effort now, the time will soon be reached when the margin of control over space and over men's minds through space…

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    landed the first humans on the moon. “Man Takes First Steps on the Moon” from The Times of London reports the day of the event. The speech “In Event of Moon Disaster” by William Safire is a speech that would have been given if the mission wouldn’t have been successful. There is also a commentary of the event, “The July 16, 1969, Launch: A Symbol of Man’s Greatness” by novelist Ayn Rand. The last is a political cartoon, “Transported” by Herblock that appeared at the time. All texts are able to…

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    Space Race Cost

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    The cost of human life during the Space Race between the United States and Russia was the most important in getting a man to the moon. In 1967, a fire exploded in the cabin, killing Lieut. Colonel Virgil Grissom, Lieut. Colonel Edward White, and Lieut. Commander Roger Chaffee, it raised a new question. Is the conquest of space really worth the cost? Even though the vehicle was built to reach the moon 239,000 miles away, it exploded 218 ft. above the launch pad at Cape Kennedy. This was a…

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    such as an intelligent lifeform from space? As of right now, the only aliens we know about, are ourselves. We have set foot on the Moon, and we’ve sent probes to almost every planet in our system. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the colonization of other planets such as Mars, and in doing so we become Illegal Aliens, unless we first colonize the Moon. The closest celestial body in the solar system to us, is the Moon, in fact, it’s our only natural satellite. Because the Moon orbits…

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    Two Sides of the Moon The book titled “Two Sides of the Moon: Our story of the Cold War in Space” is the result of a collaboration between an Astronaut and a Cosmonaut. It is a fascinating account of two men from two opposite sides of the space race. In this book, the American astronaut David Randalph Scott’s (Dave Scott) account of the space race is intertwined with the account of Russian Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. The reader learns through the book that Alexei Leonov was actually the first…

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