Jim Lovell

Lost Moon ~ The story of the Moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe, signed by Jim Lovell

Book Signed: “Lost Moon The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13” by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York: 1994, 6.25” x 9.25”, 378pp, inscribed "Jim Lovell" on the half title page on affixed bookplate. Later edition. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine.

Best known as the commander of the near-disastrous 1970 Apollo 13 mission, Jim Lovell was considered a hero of space exploration for years prior to his final Apollo flight. In addition to his flights on the Gemini 7 and Gemini 12 missions, Lovell served in 1968 as Command Module Pilot and Navigator on Apollo 8, the first manned voyage to the moon. On that flight he, along with fellow crewmen Frank Borman and William A. Anders, became the first humans to leave the Earth’s gravitational influence. Lost Moon, co-authored with Jeffrey Kluger, is both Lovell’s autobiography and a detailed chronicle of the Apollo 13 mission, which held “the world in the grip of suspense… a drama of epic dimensions worthy of a Homer” (New York Times). Lost Moon became the basis for the 1995 Oscar-winning film, Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks as Lovell, and subsequent editions were retitled Apollo 13 to reflect this.

Item: 57416

Price: $100.00
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