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Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13

By Tod Olson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545928151 Hardcover
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545928175 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

The incredible true story of the doomed moon mission that almost ended in disaster.

On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 space shuttle set off for the third intended American moon landing. Two days later and 200,000 miles from Earth, disaster struck when an oxygen tank exploded on board the spacecraft, leaving three astronauts with only one goal: to make it home alive.

From “Houston, we’ve had a problem” to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers along on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts, including legendary Commander Jim Lovell. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up close and personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time.