Space Emergency: Astronauts in Danger
Houston, we've had a problem. These famous words of the Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell reinforced the fact that spaceflight is a dangerous experience. Anytime a crew of astronauts goes on a mission in space they face the risk of death. What happens when astronauts encounter an emergency in space? Author Michael D. Cole captures the excitement and bravery of the astronauts involved in the space emergencies of Apollo 13, FRIENDSHIP 7, Gemini 8, and MIR missions. Cole details the problems of the missions and the teamwork involved to fix them. Using lively quotations, accurate descriptions, and color photographs, this book conveys the dangers these astronauts faced.
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