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Fascinating behind the scenes account,
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This review is from: Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers) (Paperback)
Gene Kranz was one of the original band of NASA flight directors, some readers may remember he was played by a white waistcoat-wearing Ed Harris in the film about Apollo 13. This book is for those of us that are slightly geeky with regards to the Space Race in as far as this is a technical and detailed account of what took place in the Mission Control Room while the mission was in progress. It is not a riveting read by any stretch of the imagination but it does offer the interested reader another take Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. Gene Kranz is unashamedly patriotic and God-fearing with a slight propensity to describe almost all of his colleagues as all American heroes. Nevertheless, afficionados of this era of space exploration will find a lot in this book.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2010 19:04:16 GMT
The Amazon product description says Mr Krantz is not a polished author, which may be true, and at times the book may not be rivetting as you say, but I think those who have become hooked on the various great characters from this era will not be put off-for me, it was a great read and I appreciate your review.
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