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Failure is Not an Option by Gene Kranz
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Oct 23, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: science-histories
Read in January, 2010

I loved every bit of this book. It really humanizes the great early works of NASA. It seems like everyone thinks scientists are some kinds of robots; they are inaccessible and unfeeling, but seeing the stories through the eyes of Gene Kranz really bring them home.

This book chronicles the history of Gene's life, as well as NASA missions with a first-person view of everything from the Mercury program to Apollo and a bit beyond.

There are also some technical parts in this book, which I loved! He talks about not only the actions taken during missions, but the reasons and science behind them.

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