Laura Bufano Edge’s Apollo 13 A Successful Failure is an informative nonfiction book about the Apollo 13 disaster. NASA had already been sending astronauts into space for a while, but wanted to do more research on the moon. The Apollo13 launch crew wanted to land on the moon to do said research. Problems with the oxygen tanks created an explosion, causing the crew to lose a lot of their air, water, fuel, and other supplies. The team now had to focus solely on surviving and getting home. They had to use the moon’s gravity to fling them back towards Earth. After four days, they landed in the Indian Ocean, surviving the disaster.
The book is a good read, and it explains the technical aspects of everything in a way that most people can understand. I really like how in depth the book is about the history of space travel. The cover is an image of a space shuttle with the moon in the background, which, of course, fits this book well. Overall, I really liked this book. I feel that I learned a lot from it, and I’d recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about space travel.