Apollo 13 Manual
Apollo 13 Manual

NASA Mission AS-508 1970

By David Baker

Web price:    £21.99.
ISBN:            9780857333872


Apollo 13

‘Gripping, detailed stuff for the true space fanatic’
New Scientist

An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the crippled Moon mission

When Apollo 13 was launched on 11 April 1970 nobody could have known that hidden within the millions of components of the 3,000-ton Saturn-Apollo launch vehicle and spacecraft were fundamental flaws that would carry the crew close to death.

Four times previously Apollo astronauts had flown to the Moon and this was to be the third landing. Instead, the flight very nearly turned into a catastrophe, its crew left alone in a lifeless spacecraft doomed to remain in space while oxygen slowly bled away. More...