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The Resource Failure is not an option : mission control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond, Gene Kranz

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

Label
Failure is not an option : mission control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond
Title
Failure is not an option
Title remainder
mission control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Gene Kranz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kranz was flight director for both Apollo 11, the mission in which Neil Armstrong fulfilled President Kennedy's pledge, and Apollo 13. He headed the Tiger Team that had to figure out how to bring the three Apollo 13 astronauts safely back to Earth. (In the film Apollo 13, Kranz was played by the actor Ed Harris, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance.)" "In Failure Is Not an Option, Gene Kranz recounts these historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers' only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. Kranz takes us inside Mission Control and introduces us to some of the whiz kids - still in their twenties, only a few years out of college - who had to figure it all out as they went along, creating a great and daring enterprise. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kranz, Gene
Dewey number
629.45/3/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL873
LC item number
.K73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Kranz, Gene
  • Manned space flight
  • Ground support systems (Astronautics)
Label
Failure is not an option : mission control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond, Gene Kranz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43590801
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743200790
Lccn
00027720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Failure is not an option : mission control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond, Gene Kranz
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43590801
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743200790
Lccn
00027720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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