Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim LovellApril 1970. The glory days of the Apollo space program. NASA send Commander Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on Americas fifth mission to the moon.
Only fifty-five hours into the flight, disaster strikes. A mysterious explosion rocks the ship. Its oxygen and power begin draining away. Lovell and his crew watch as the cockpit grows darker, the air grows thinner, and the instruments wink out one by one.
In this tale of astonishing courage, brilliant improvisation and thrilling adventure, the reader is transported right into the capsule during one of the worst disasters in the history of space exploration.
Apollo 13: Behind The Scenes (ft, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ron Howard)
Tom Hanks recounts what he learned from Kevin Bacon during Apollo 13
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The screenplay by William Broyles Jr. En route, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of most of its oxygen supply and electric power, forcing NASA 's flight controllers to abort the Moon landing , and turning the mission into a struggle to get the three men home safely. Howard went to great lengths to create a technically accurate movie, employing NASA 's technical assistance in astronaut and flight controller training for his cast, and obtaining permission to film scenes aboard a reduced gravity aircraft for realistic depiction of the " weightlessness " experienced by the astronauts in space. The film was very positively received by critics. In July , astronaut Jim Lovell hosts a house party where guests watch Neil Armstrong 's televised first human steps on the Moon.