Survival in space : the Apollo 13 mission
Part of the Incredible True Stories series
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
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.
The crew on board travelled further into space than any other humans before them ...
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.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+