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An accessible account of a great period of exploration,
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This review is from: Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond (Hardcover)This book is a joy for anyone remotely interested in the US space program. Kranz, a key member of mission control throughout the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs talks frankly about the people and technology directly involved in man's journey to the moon. Never getting loaded with technical jargon, Kranz has blended his personality into this hi-tech story to create an accessible and heart-warming read. His account of the fire of Apollo 1 is searingly painful for it's simplicity, the excitement of being Flight Director for the Apollo 11 moon landing like a beautiful scent wafting up from the pages of this book.
How wonderful also for him to acknowledge the invaluable role played by his wife, when so many other marriages in this stressful time were failing.
I agree wholeheartedly with the reviews on the back of this book - it is a very welcome addition the lore of manned spaceflight. A must for all those interested in this topic.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2010 18:58:49 GMT
Couldn't agree more with this- shows a much softer side to the frequently interviewed character who more often than not conveys the typical hard bitten military professional.
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