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Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz
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I am a space junkie. Two of my favorite movies are Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff. It only made sense to read Gene Kranz's book. I enjoyed reading his history and his perspective of the history of NASA, but he is a technology guy, and his writing is a little too technical for me. I read this one just after I read Jim Lovell's book, Lost Moon, and Lovell's book is SO readable that it made this one just that much more difficult. I will probably put this one back on the "to-read" list some day and give it another go. It is good, just too techno-detailed for me.
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Yasmin I'm currently listening to it. I think it's more compelling as an audio book than an actual book. I'm pretty well versed in the shop talk and I can see that being something people would have to fight through.


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