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Lost Moon by Jim Lovell
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Oct 01, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: space-aviation, 2009-read
Read in October, 2009

There always seems to be more to learn about Apollo 13, the ill fated moon shot. This book is full of the details of that flight, written in the 3rd person so it brings in all sides of the story.

Factual, not a huge amount on the emotions felt by the astronauts as they were fighting to survive but they never reveal that stuff anyway! We know how the story ends but this is one of the best accounts of the voyage - compares favorably to the Kranz account "failure is not an option" which tackles it more from the mission control side.

It truly was amazing they got home. I'd love to hear the conspiracy theorists make something out of this. What possible good would a story like this do for NASA and the country? I am sure we will hear that it renewed interest in the program etc.

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