Race Against Time - The Story of Apollo 13 Many children will be familiar with the events surrounding the launch and subsequent dramatic bid for survival that took place on Apollo 13 because of the film. This book recreates the atmosphere on board and at Mission Control by using some of the real spoken words of the astronauts and ground crew. It also has diagrams that help explain the way various bits of the spacecraft fitted together, and photos. Year 5 title supporting the basic need for different text-types (non-fiction) reading in NLS. TreeTops now branching out into non-fiction, with the same high-quality that the fiction strands enjoy. These books contain full introduction and story background sections, narrative 'faction' text and full supporting contents, index and glossary.