Apollo 13, By Jeffrey Kluger And James Lovell

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For my NHD project the objective was on Apollo 13. I choose this topic because Apollo 13 had problems with their space craft on the way to the moon, a never made it there. I also like this topic because it tells me how engineers aren’t always perfect, and the can have flaws. Lost Moon: The perilous voyage of Apollo 13, by Jeffrey Kluger and James Lovell .In April 1970 during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent navy captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America’s seventh mission to the moon. Only fifty five hours into the mission when disaster struck. A mysterious explosion rocked the ship and soon its oxygen and power began to drain away. Commander Lovell and his crew watched in alarm as the cockpit grew darker, the air grew thinner, and the instruments winked out one by one.
The space crew was scared not knowing what to do or what would happen, their lives were at risk. They didn’t now the possibilities or the outcomes, as they sat in the rocket waiting to see what would happen, while they still went spinning around the moon. Thirteen: The Apollo 13 Flight That Failed, by Henry Cooper. On the evening of April 13, 1970 the three astronauts were just hours from the third lunar landing in history, but as they soared through space two hundred thousand miles from earth an explosion, badly damaged their space craft with compromised engines an failing life support systems the crew was incomparably grave danger faced with below freezing…

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