Lost moon later retitled to apollo was jeffrey klugers 1st book. Lost moon is the story of the failure and the incredible heroism of the three astronauts who brought their crippled vehicle back to earth. The perilous voyage of apollo houghton mifflin, 1994 rewatching the tom hanksron howard film apollo for the umpteenththousandth time after reading, i was more impressed than ever at the filmmakers lavish and faithful adaptation of jim lovells book. Now, thirty years after the launch of the mission, jim lovell and. See all 20 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The untold story of the american moon shot that almost ended in a fatal catastrophe, told by the flights commander, offers a thrilling chronicle of courage, heroism, and adventure. The book chronicles the successful failure, alternating between the events in space, mission control, the various factories, and around the country. A place for fans of electronic books to discuss everything related. Lovell reports nothing of this sort in the book, though he hints at mild irritation with haises sophomoric antics prior to the explosion. Kruger, jeffrey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The perilous voyage of apollo 1994, later renamed apollo, is a book written by jim lovell and jeffrey kluger. In april of 1970, during nasas fifth mission to the moon, jim lovell and his fellow apollo astronauts found their craft crippled by a mysterious explosion. For what its worth, when lovell signed my copy of lost moon, he opened it to the page and said, oooh, this is a 1st printing this will really be worth something some day. I told him i bought it when it was first released, and he seemed to be pleased by that.
In april 1970, during the glory days of the apollo space program, nasa sent navy captain jim lovell and two other astronauts on americas fifth mission to the moon. Now a major motion picture from universal pictures coming june 30, directed by ron howard and starring tom hanks and kevin bacon. This accountwritten by jim lovell, commander of the mission, and his talented coauthor, jeffrey klugercaptures the high drama of that unique event and is told in the vernacular of the men in the sky and. The perilous voyage of apollo published in paperback as apollo, is a nonfiction book first published in 1994 by astronaut jim lovell and journalist jeffrey kluger, about the failed april 1970 apollo lunar landing mission which lovell commanded. Director ron howards film starring ed harris as kranz and tom hanks as mission commander jim lovell was based on lovells 1994 autobiography, lost moon. This accountwritten by jim lovell, commander of the mission, and his talented coauthor, jeffrey klugercaptures the high drama of that. Lovell, jim, apollo spacecraft accidents, space vehicle. Apollo is a very well written book that captures a persons attention and keeps them desiring more throughout the course of the entire book. Only fiftyfive hours into the flight, disaster strikes. Only fiftyfive hours into the flight of apollo, disaster struck. Jan, 2017 lost moon by jim lovell, 1994, houghton mifflin edition, hardcover in english. In another of this years lunar memorial volumes, lovell, commander of apollo, vividly recalls that nearly disastrous moon mission in superb, measured, dramatic prose.
In 1999, borman said, jim lovell was a wonderful guy to spend 14 days with in a very small place. Jim lovell national aeronautics and space administration. Apollo s most famous quotes originated in hollywood. Hes most famous for his role as commander of the illfated apollo mission that so nearly ended in tragedy. We saw the far side of the moon, which no one had ever seen before, lovell. When milwaukee astronaut jim lovell looked into a replica of the apollo 8 guidance system at ac electronics, he found himself looking at a picture of. Astronaut lovell chronicles his harrowing, nearly fatal, failed mission to the moon, describing his crews ingenuity in returning safely to earth. Nasa send commander jim lovell and two other astronauts on americas fifth mission to the moon. Lovell dispelled that notion on page one of his 1994 autobiography, lost moon, the basis for the apollo. The book has much more detail on the apollo 1 fire and the apollo 8 flight such as the reading from the book of genesis and lovell s naming of mount marilyn later named montes secchi by the iau.
Astronaut jim lovell is sitting at home with his family watching. Lost moon is the title of the book written by james lovell and jeffrey kluger describing the flight of apollo, nasas third mission to land men on the moon. Lovell was in the tunnel between aquarius and odyssey, clutchinga camera and gingerly makinghis way amongthe wires. Lunar mountain named after apollo astronaut jim lovell. Lost moon by lovell, jim and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Out of the seven apollo expeditions to land on the moon, six of the efforts succeeded outstandingly and one failed.
Lovell and jeff kluger wrote lost moon, the story of the courageous mission of filename. I got jim lovells address through nasasent him a letter and he responded. Astronaut lovell chronicles his harrowing, nearly fatal, failed. Lost moon first edition signed jim lovell bauman rare. Apollo spacecraft, space vehicle accidents, project apollo u. In addition to being part of the apollo crew, lovell was. To ask other readers questions about lost moon, please sign up.
Lovell was also the command module pilot of apollo 8, the first apollo. In 1966, lovell commanded gemini 12, the 10th and final manned flight of the program, which helped demonstrate that an astronaut could safely work outside the spacecraft. Jim lovell is an exnasa astronaut who flew with the gemini and apollo missions. The apollo mission was planned to perform the third manned moon. Lunar mountain named after apollo astronaut jim lovells wife. For the uninitiated, apollo was launched from cape canavaral in april 1970 with the goal of accomplishing the third manned landing on the moon. Neil armstrong became the first man to walk on the. Is there an ebook version of james lovells lost moon. Oct 01, 2017 when milwaukee astronaut jim lovell looked into a replica of the apollo 8 guidance system at ac electronics, he found himself looking at a picture of the moon the crew had taken on the space flight. Tuesday, the spacecraft swungbehind the moon, lost contact with earth and. Whats the difference between lost moon the book and apollo.
The authors detail the harrowing and heroic four day rescue. The glory days of the apollo space program reading online download options download 1 file. Jim lovell and jeffrey klugers apollo is the retitled version of their 1994 book, lost moon. Lovell s first impression on being approached about the film was that kevin costner would be a good choice to portray him, given the physical resemblance, 51 but tom. Lost moon, now titled apollo by jim lovell is an excellent book if you have any interest in spaceflight, lunar exploration, nasa, or the apollo missions. The 1995 ron howard movie apollo is based on the book. Commander jim lovell would shortly be heard, then again. It is about the failed apollo moon landing mission, of which lovell was the commander.
Splashdown day finally arrived april 17, 1970 with no guarantees. At first, lovell and swigert thought that haise had released a valve, as planned, in aquarius. It was the basis for the 1995 ron howard film apollo. Lovells first impression on being approached about the film was that kevin costner would be a good choice to portray him, given the physical resemblance, 43 but tom. Lost moon brings to the knowledgeable reader visceral experiences that a film cannot really convey, given the limitations of screen time. Lost moon mass market paperback july 1 1995 by jim lovell author 4. Lovell dispelled that notion on page one of his 1994 autobiography, lost moon, the basis for the apollo film. Best known as the commander of the neardisastrous 1970 apollo mission, jim lovell was considered a hero of space exploration for years prior to his final apollo flight.
Lost moon is an engrossing, smoothly written work that ranks up there with michael collins carrying the fire as one of the alltime great books written on the space program. Lost moon by jim lovell, 1994, houghton mifflin edition, hardcover in english. Describe your view of the back of the moon, the firstever by humans live, aboard apollo 8. But on april, 1970, almost 56 hours and 200,000 miles away from earth, an explosion aboard the spacecraft left astronauts lovell, fred haise, and john swigert with almost no. Jim lovell jim lovell joined nasa in 1962 and flew a total of four missions before retiring in 1973.
After apollo 8, americas mission to the moon, he and his two crew members were named times men of the year. The perilous voyage of apollo by jim lovell april 1970. Jim lovell was a wonderful guy to spend 14 days with in a very small place. Tom hanks kevin bacon bill paxton gary sinise ed harris kathleen quinlan. There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. Well, that was quite a thrill, the high point of my space career. Lovell and jeffrey kluger wrote a 1994 book about the apollo mission, lost moon. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen. Astronaut jim lovell tells how he dealt with fear aboard. A difficult title to find all and priced well below market. The perilous voyage of apollo james lovell, jeffrey kruger on.684 125 1495 314 48 1240 676 1327 763 489 695 2 821 14 1190 573 1547 1261 1514 800 788 752 504 1419 1413 940 633 284 786 397 1091 1414 1126 1252 761 187