Title: Race Against TimeRace-Against-Time
Author: Paul May
Illustrator: Peter Dennis
Pages: 64
Recommended Ages: 8 & up
Star Rating: ★★★★★

Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise have just launched into outer space in Apollo 13, a space rocket. If all goes as planned, they will be touching down on the moon in just three days. Jim can almost feel the surface of the moon beneath his feet.

But all does not go as planned. On the second day of their mission, a deep thud reverberates through the spaceship, followed by an awful shudder. The instruments say that half of their power is gone, several of the fuel cells are empty, and that there is no oxygen in tank two. Are the instruments malfunctioning, or are these really the stats? And which would be better…?

As malfunctions and complications escalate, the Apollo 13 crew is faced with dilemmas never before faced by man.

Conclusion. An excellent introduction to the famous Apollo 13 flight.

Review © 2013 Laura Verret

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