Superstitious people found many reasons to fear misfortune for the Apollo 13 mission. Others scoffed, but when there was an explosion on the third day in space, America held its breath for four days before the crew returned safely to Earth. Every so often people encounter incredible situations that only the most courageous individuals can triumph over. The books in this series celebrate the human spirit and provide the true stories of people who faced impossible conditions and survived. ach book is clearly written using simple sentences and familiar vocabulary. Brilliant color photos, fascinating sidebars, and user-friendly fact boxes, charts, and tables highlight key information in the text.