Apollo 13: The Flight that Failed Henry s.f Cooper, jr. page count: 210

During the 1970's, the glory days of NASA, they sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts, coauthor Kluger and Jack Swigert, on America's 5th interstellar mission to the moon. During their adventure to the moon, disaster broke out; a random explosion occurred in the ship. Panic was created when Lovell said, one of the most popular quotes in history, "Houston, we have a problem" (Cooper 54). Slowly, the oxygen in the ship started to drain out throughout the story. Lovell mentions this quote, "It's like flying with a dead elephant on our back" (Cooper 66). because since the ship was wrecked, so they were heavily stressed on how to fix a life and death situation especially when you're dealing with this kind of situations up in a spaceship. The astronauts were forced to go in the Lunar Module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days. However, there's three people in the ship. The crew desperately look for solutions. They soon started to give up hope when Lovell said, "Gentlemen, it's been a privilege flying with you" (Cooper 167). But miraculously, they got the spacecraft to land on the Pacific, and get out and tell a magnificent story of their survival. The interesting facts about this story is that this was NASA's most legendary moments in their program, and that if the crew never survived, we would have never knew the story of the adventure and their "successful failure" (Cooper 210).


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