Apollo 13 The story was written mainly from the point of view of the people at mission control. Re-write one section (at least one paragraph) of the selection from the point of view of the...

Apollo 13

The story was written mainly from the point of view of the people at mission control. Re-write one section (at least one paragraph) of the selection from the point of view of the astronauts. Explain, in at least one more paragraphs, how this point of view changes the tone and effectiveness of the piece. 

I wrote the paragraph but I don't really think it's in the astronauts point of view and I don't know how I can explain how this point of view changes the tone and effectiveness. My paragraph: When looking through damage reports, Gene Kranz had suspected a problem. Kranz realized the damage that ripped through the equipment but the astronauts were still protected.  The astronauts were three quarters away from the moon, but the only way to get back was to depend on the moons gravity. It would take more than three days and will require more oxygen and electricity than what Lovell and his crew supplied. 

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I answered this question when you posted it on Sept. 29 (see http://www.enotes.com/history/q-and-a/race-save-apollo-13-281098). If you missed my answer at that time, I hope this link will help you understand how to rewrite the description of the situation you are given from the viewpoint of one of the Apollo 13 astronauts. Gene Kranz was not one of the astronauts flying aboard Apollo 13. While your rewrite gives insight into his thoughts, I think your assignment is to assume the viewpoint of someone in the Apollo 13 space capsule.

If my previous answer doesn't address your question or if you don't understand what I said, can you please post further questions to help me or another editor know what more you need from us?

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