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Disaster strikes! : the most dangerous space missions of all time / Jeffrey Kluger.

Kluger, Jeffrey, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 363.1241 KLU (Text) 33500013059860 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 363.1241 KLU (Text) 33500013059878 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984812759
  • ISBN: 1984812750
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The tale of the sinking spacecraft : Liberty Bell, 1961 -- Spin-out in space : Gemini 8, 1966 -- The no-good, terrible, horrible spacewalk : Gemini 9, 1966 -- The fire : Apollo 1, 1967 -- The unlucky mission of Soyuz 1 : Soyuz 1, 1967 -- Spin-out at the moon : Apollo 10, 1969 -- The moon trip and the lightning strike : Apollo 12, 1969 -- Apollo 13 behind the scenes : Apollo 13, 1970 -- The three lost cosmonauts : Soyuz 11, 1971 -- The lost teacher : Challenger, 1986 -- Crack-up in orbit : Mir Space Station, 1997 -- The astronaut who almost drowned in space : International Space Station, 2013.
Summary, etc.:
"A collection of stories about space missions gone wrong."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    It's one thing when disaster strikes. It's quite another when disasters involve astronauts and cosmonauts during their missions. The events reported here begin with Gus Grissom almost drowning when his Liberty Bell 7 space capsule opened too soon after splashdown in 1961. Other dramatic incidents include the Soyuz 1 landing malfunction, which took the life of cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov in 1967; the 1986 explosion of the Challenger space shuttle shortly after takeoff; and the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, which failed to achieve its original purpose but succeeded in bringing the astronauts home. Telling 12 real-life stories of dangerous and sometimes disastrous space missions, this volume is based on episodes of Countdown, a podcast that Kluger wrote and narrated for Time magazine, where he works as a senior editor specializing in science. Illustrated with 12 photos (not seen), the straightforward text highlights events while giving a sense of the personalities of those involved. This well-researched book offers a series of compelling, real-life stories for kids intrigued by the history, the dangers, and the thrill of space exploration. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor and writer at Time. Coauthor of the bestseller Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, which is the basis for the movie Apollo 13, he is also the author of Moon Hunters: NASA's Remarkable Expeditions to the Ends of the Solar System. Kluger lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.

Subject: Space vehicle accidents > Juvenile literature.
Manned space flight > History > Juvenile literature.
Outer space > Exploration > History > Juvenile literature.
Exploration of outer space.
Manned space flight.
Space vehicle accidents.
Outer space.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.

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