Gene Kranz was one of the most important figures in the history of NASA Mission Control. After the disastrous fire of Apollo 1 he wrote the principles of Mission Control based on what he learned in his Catholic education. He was in control during the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and was played by Ed Harris in the Academy Award-winning film Apollo 13.
- Lessons From My Father – NASA 50th Magazine
- For NASA’s Gene Kranz, failure was not an option – HoustonChronicle.com
- Foundations of Mission Operations – Leading Space
- Tough and Competent — Russ Garrett
- Gene Kranz – Wikipedia
- ‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director – Catholic Philly
- NASA flight director says faith, family have marked his life’s journey
- This Day in Quotes: “Houston, we have a problem” — but “failure is not an option”…
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