Failure Is Not an Option

By Gene Kranz,

Book cover of Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Book description

The man who headed the "tiger team" that saved the Apollo 13 astronauts gives an insider's view of NASA Mission Control, from the early years of trying to catch up with the Russians to the end of the manned spaced program.

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1 author picked Failure Is Not an Option as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This New York Times bestselling memoir of a veteran NASA flight director, tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. As a child of the Apollo era, I was fascinated by the inside story of the moon landing and riveted by how Kranz and his team overcame the impossible and turned a near disaster into a triumph of ingenuity and determination.

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