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Failure is not an option : mission control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond

Author: Gene Kranz
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author, flight director in NASA's Mission Control, tells of the challenges in space flight from the very early years to the current time and of "his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Gene Kranz; Gene Kranz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Kranz
ISBN: 0743200799 9780743200790 9781439148815 1439148813
OCLC Number: 43590801
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Four-inch flight --
"Liftoff; the clock is running" --
"God speed, John Glenn" --
Brotherhood --
Making of a rocket man --
Gemini: the twins --
White flight --
Spirit of 76 --
Angry alligator --
Fire on the pad --
Out of the ashes --
X mission --
Christmas story --
1969: the year of Apollo --
SimSup wins the final round --
"We copy you down, Eagle" --
"What the hell was that" --
Age of Aquarius --
Coming home --
Shepard's return --
What do you do after the moon --
Last liftoff.
Responsibility: Gene Kranz.

Abstract:

The author, flight director in NASA's Mission Control, tells of the challenges in space flight from the very early years to the current time and of "his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now."--Jacket.
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