Space can be very hard on many people (OTHER BOOK NOTES (Astronauts (Jim…
Space can be very hard on many people
Since the Russians launched a ball into space, they could surely launch a nuclear weapon from Moscow to the US in no time at all. pg-15
It can be hard on families
Families could lose a family member that is an astronaut. This is evident throughout the whole book, because the astronauts are always in danger.
People in families are loaded with interviews and it can be very hard on them, especially if they are shy. pg-1-6
It can be dangerous for the astronauts.
Anything could happen to the spacecraft, from electronical issues to something hitting the spacecraft to resources running out to crashing into a planet or even losing connection with NASA.
The astronauts realize that they might never see their family, friends, children, or even walk on planet Earth ever again.
OTHER BOOK NOTES
Had already been to space a few other times.
Were the people who were originally supposed to walk on the moon.
Wasn't originally supposed to be going on the journey, but since Ken Mattingly got sick with measles, Swigert took his place. pg 106
Was originally an astronaut, but came down with measles and was replaced by Swigert
Lovell's family, pg -2.
Makes easier to get a lot of information at once
No descriptive words
Since there are already a lot more hard words to understand like mathematical terms and numbers, complicated words would be just too much.
This relates because both of them are making it easier for the reader to understand and remember.
Themes, motivations, and conflicts
After accident: They just wanted to get home and live.
Before accident: They were gong to be the fifth people on the moon.
That everything has its glitch, and that mostly those problems can be surpassed.
One of the engines failed, which caused some bad things to happen and fuel tanks and oxygen tanks to empty.
They realized that the problem was not just a minor problem, like not landing on the moon, it was a problem that actually put their lives in danger.
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