Apollo 13: The NASA Mission Reports

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Homer himself could not have written a more captivating story than the flight of Apollo 13. On April 11 1970 veteran astronaut Jim Lovell and his crewmates Jack Swigert and Fred Haise rode atop the eighth launch of the Saturn V juggernaut to begin their ill-fated journey to the moon.

After an explosion in the Service Module crippled the spacecraft while it was still outward bound the crew would spend several harrowing days in near frigid temperatures while the technicians at ...

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Homer himself could not have written a more captivating story than the flight of Apollo 13. On April 11 1970 veteran astronaut Jim Lovell and his crewmates Jack Swigert and Fred Haise rode atop the eighth launch of the Saturn V juggernaut to begin their ill-fated journey to the moon.

After an explosion in the Service Module crippled the spacecraft while it was still outward bound the crew would spend several harrowing days in near frigid temperatures while the technicians at home worked around the clock to devise new and ingenious ways to keep them alive and bring them home safely. In 1970 some considered Apollo 13 a catastrophic failure but it has since been recognised as one of NASA's truly great moments, when the spirit of daring and ingenuity came to life in the team at Mission Control as they successfully brought the crew home. In "Apollo 13 The NASA Mission Reports" some of the rare official documentation of the voyage of Apollo 13 is collected and made commercially available for the first time. INCLUDES: Windows CD-ROM featuring:

  • The NASA video documentary "Houston We've Got A Problem".
  • The Pre-Explosion in-flight television broadcast from Apollo 13.
  • An exclusive video interview with Commander James Lovell. Video of the launch of Apollo 13.
  • The Post-flight Apollo 13 Press Conference Video.
  • Nearly 600 Hasselblad photographs taken by the Apollo 13 crew.
  • An extensive NASA acronym data base.
  • The 198 page technical document "Separation Proceedures / Alternate & Abort Missions for Apollo 13."
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  • ISBN-13: 9781896522555
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Apogee Books Space Series , #9
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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    Posted April 23, 2003

    Filled With Valuable Information About Apollo

    Robert Godwin's series of books and DVDs about the Apollo lunar missions are stuffed full of original source data, including images and film footage of the actual missions. They are essential for anyone interested in the history of humankind's first program of lunar exploration.

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