NASA Mission AS-508 Apollo 13 Owners' Workshop Manual

1970 (including Saturn V, CM-109, SM-109, LM-7) - An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the crippled Moon mission

NASA Mission AS-508 Apollo 13 Owners' Workshop Manual
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Format: Hardback, 216 Pages
ISBN: 9781785217302
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A special new edition of the Apollo 13 Owners' Workshop Manual, this book is published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission launched in April 1970, which very nearly turned into a catastrophe. New content includes an expanded look at what was learned from the analysis of the problems that precipitated the crisis, and how these lessons affected the future space programme. The book also looks at the worldwide reaction to the crisis, as the the international community held its breath.

This Haynes Manual tells the story of the complex technical challenges involved in returning the crippled spacecraft safely to Earth, explained in detail by an expert author who was there through it all in Mission Control during the six-day flight. It is also the story of three very special heroes, the crew members of Apollo 13: Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise. The engaging text provides fascinating technical insight, using material from the NASA archives and the author's own personal collection, which follows the timeline of the flight to explain the unfolding drama and the analysis and work carried out both in the spacecraft and on Earth to find a way to return the astronauts safely home.

The author

Dr. David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 100 books on space flight, aviation and military technology. In October 2017 he received the American Astronautical Society's Frederick I. Ordway III award "for a sustained excellence in space coverage, through books, articles, as well as engagement in the early US space program." Dr. Baker is the author of the Haynes NASA Space Shuttle Manual, International Space Station Manual, NASA Mars Rovers Manual, Apollo 13 Manual, Soyuz Manual, Rocket Manual and Hubble Space Telescope Manual. David is currently the Editor of Spaceflight, the monthly space news magazine of the British Interplanetary Society, of which he is a Fellow, and he lives in East Sussex.

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Format: Hardback, 216 Pages
ISBN: 9781785217302
Illustrations: 300 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.3 in x 10.6 in / 210.82 mm x 269.24 mm
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