Zero Phase: Apollo 13 on the Moon

Zero Phase Apollo on the Moon May After a one month launch delay Apollo lands in the Fra Mauro Highlands of the moon and then the trouble starts The first in a series of what if stories from the golden age of space explo

  • Title: Zero Phase: Apollo 13 on the Moon
  • Author: Gerald Brennan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • May, 1970 After a one month launch delay, Apollo 13 lands in the Fra Mauro Highlands of the moon and then the trouble starts The first in a series of what if stories from the golden age of space exploration, Zero Phase was written based on meticulous research, and with assistance from two Apollo astronauts Dr Edgar Mitchell, the only remaining person to have visited thMay, 1970 After a one month launch delay, Apollo 13 lands in the Fra Mauro Highlands of the moon and then the trouble starts The first in a series of what if stories from the golden age of space exploration, Zero Phase was written based on meticulous research, and with assistance from two Apollo astronauts Dr Edgar Mitchell, the only remaining person to have visited the Fra Mauro Highlands and Captain Jim Lovell, the man who was supposed to go Dramatic, detailed, and finely written, this novella is a must read for space aficionados and literary enthusiasts alike.

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    1. A first person narrative, told by Jim Lovell, commander of the Apollo 13 mission, about landing on the moon and the problems getting back to Earth.You probably know that the Apollo 13 astronauts never landed on the moon, if not from the wonderful movie starring Tom Hanks. But what if they did? That's the question the author tries to answer in this short work. I think this is the first fictional book I read told by a real person (Jim Lovell approved it).I recommend it to all Apollo/Space enthusia [...]

    2. Like the other title in this speculative sci-fi series (ALTERED SPACE), Brennan takes a real life, historical space mission and asks "what if?" In this, we get to see the crew of Apollo 13 make their moon-landing, which reality didn't allow them. Again, like PUBLIC LONELINESS (the other in the AS series), it's done with heart and meticulous detail and humor. You get the feeling Brennan is rooting for the heroes in his books, and so dreams up a little bit of drama and a little bit of success to t [...]

    3. This is my first book in the alternate history genre so of course I picked the area that interests me the most. Partly because of that, it is difficult for me to rate this short book. I am impressed with the research the author has done on the topic, and the manuscripts even got Jim Lovell's nod (how often does that happen? A what-if story approved by the protagonist in real life?). (view spoiler)[But at the same time I almost feel betrayed - the story ends right at the climax! I can see why the [...]

    4. Outstanding alternate history of Apollo 13 derived from detailed research. As someone who devoured information on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects as a kid and has a ton of related facts still stuck in my head, I found no problems whatsoever in the information or scenario presented. I highly recommend this book both due to its technical fidelity as well as excellent storytelling. Will be moving on to the author's book "Public Loneliness" next.

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