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Twelve thrilling and terrifying space-mission failures, told by the best-selling author of Apollo 13!

There are so many amazing, daring, and exciting missions to outer space that have succeeded. But for every success, there are mistakes, surprises, and flat-out failures that happen along the way. In this collection, best-selling author and award-winning journalist Jeffrey Kluger recounts 12 such disasters, telling the stories of the astronauts and the cosmonauts, the trials and the errors, the missions and the misses. 

With stories of missions run by both Americans and Russians during the height of the space race, this book delves into the mishaps and the tragedies, small and large, that led humankind to the moon and beyond.

©2019 Jeffrey Kluger (P)2019 Recorded Books

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