Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission
by David Long
illustrated by Stefano Tambellini
Reading Age: 8 Interest Age: 8-12
11 April 1970: Apollo 13 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It should have been the third manned Apollo mission to land on the moon. But when an explosion on board damaged the spacecraft, it became a perilous and near-impossible fight for survival. Battling to get back to Earth, the crew on board travelled further into space than any humans had done before …
In this gripping retelling of the astonishing Apollo 13 mission, David Long shows how courage, determination and teamwork succeeded in beating all odds to bring the spacecraft home.
Information for Adults:This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8.
AR Level – 6.6
Read the first chapter of Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission below: