The Apollo 13 Misson

Author: Judy L. Hasday

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791053105

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 2743

Describes the ill fated flight of Apollo 13 when an explosion forced the crew to abandon plans for a lunar landing and embark on a dangerous journey back to Earth.

Apollo 8

The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627798315

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2113

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger—Jim Lovell’s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13—can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.

Danger on Apollo 13

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780865928718

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 8437

Describes the trouble-plagued flight of Apollo 13 in 1970, in which an explosion ended plans for a lunar landing and forced the crew to embark on a dangerous journey to return to Earth.

Apollo 13

Author: Jim Lovell,Jeffrey Kluger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671534646

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 3216

The story of the American moon shot that almost ended in a fatal catastrophe, told by the flight's commander, offers a chronicle of courage, heroism, and adventure

The Apollo 13 Mission

Surviving an Explosion in Space

Author: Helen Zelon

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823957736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 946

Discusses the Apollo 13 mission and surviving an explosion in space.

Apollo 13

Author: Alan Pierce

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617861162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3787

Discusses defining moments in American history.

Apollo 13

space race

Author: Gail Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448411170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1845

Recounts American-Russian competion in space from Sputnik to Apollo 13

The Apollo 13 Mission

Author: Donald B. Lemke,Keith Tucker

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736868716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5693

In graphic novel format, tells the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and how the crew and mission control handled the in-flight crisis.

Apollo 13

the movie storybook

Author: Jane B. Mason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448411194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9875

Tells the motion picture version of the harrowing mission of Apollo 13

Crisis in Space

Apollo 13

Author: Mark Beyer

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516239033

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8827

Recounts the events related to the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and how the crew and mission control handled the in-flight crisis.

Apollo 13

Mission to the Moon

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1534109706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9806

Could you survive mechanical failure in space? Apollo 13: Mission to the Moon in the True Survival series explores the shocking survival story of the Apollo 13 spacecraft and her crew. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. A table of contents, glossary, and index all enhance comprehension and vocabulary.

Apollo 13 mission

Hearing, Ninety-first Congress, second session. April 24, 1970

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 59

View: 470

Houston, We've Had a Problem

The Story of the Apollo 13 Disaster

Author: Rebecca Rissman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515779408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8810

In an immersive, exciting narrative nonfiction format, this powerful book follows a selection of people who experienced the events surrounding the Apollo 13 disaster.

Avoid Being on Apollo 13!

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN: 9781904194569

Category: Astronauts

Page: 32

View: 6578

"Avoid Being on Apollo 13!" is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy. It tells the story of the American astronauts who set out on the voyage of a lifetime in 1970 to land on the moon. After months of practice, they blasted off from Earth to the cheers of bystanders, but things took a turn for the worse and they had to face up to the perils of space travel. The cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters and to follow the story from the safety of Planet Earth and into outer space. Will the astronauts make it back again? The book features handy hints and informative captions to keep you alive on this dangerous journey.

Failure Is Not an Option

Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Author: Gene Kranz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439148813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 6098

This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

Danger in Space

Surviving the Apollo 13 Disaster

Author: Henry M. Holden

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766040724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2009

"Explores the Apollo 13 mission, including the causes of the disaster aboard the spacecraft, how the astronauts fixed the problems, and how the crew were saved"--Provided by publisher.

Choose the fate of Apollo 13

Author: Linda Williams Aber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448411163

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 1678

Children can choose among sixteen different endings to the adventure-filled flight of the Apollo 13, deciding whether they will spot a leak and save the spaceship, or be hit by meteors and disappear into space. Original. Movie tie-in.

Triumph Over Disaster Aboard Apollo 13

Author: Henry M. Holden

Publisher: Myreportlinks.Com

ISBN: 9780766051676

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8971

Relates events of the April, 1970, flight of Apollo 13, the third mission to the Moon, which was aborted after an explosion critically damaged the command module and nearly claimed the lives of the three astronauts aboard.