Apollo 13 Manual: An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the crippled Moon mission (Owners' Workshop Manual) Hardcover – 3 Oct 2013
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About the Author
Dr David Baker, an Englishman, worked for NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990, and was part of the team within Houston Mission Control throughout the Apollo 13 mission. He has written more than 80 books on spaceflight technology and this is his fourth Haynes manual, following NASA Mars Rovers Manual, International Space Station Manual and NASA Space Shuttle Manual.
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It is as he describes, a technical account of how and why Apollo 13 got into difficulties. It then describes how the crew and mission control (+ thousands of external contractors) solved the problems of survival. It does not discuss how upset Mrs. Lovell's children were (even though I am sure this was true and very important to them - Jim Lovell covers this in his own book "Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger") and sticks to the technical details of the emergency.
Anyone who reads and enjoys this book would enjoy Sy Liebergot's "Apollo EECOM: Journey of a Lifetime: Journey of a Lifetime: 2nd Edition." I didn't find the book particularly interesting but it includes a CD of the ground loop communications during the initial emergency and subsequent 3 hours.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a present for someone. They love it. The detail and the thought that have gone into it is fantastic.Published 17 months ago by Never the Twain
This is good - tells the story of the mission rather than the technical details which are covered in Apollo 11 manual.Published 18 months ago by Dr Duncan
Brilliant - has lots of information about this mission of survival which I watched on TV as a child. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Annnnnnna
Excellent A1 all round informative manual which doesn't disappoint!!Published on 24 Aug. 2014 by Dean Hicks
Amazing, well detailed review on apollo13 by a Competent Author of great experience.
Must have item for anyone who's into aerospace stuff.