Thursday, February 6, 2014

Failure is Not an Option

Wow, so many YouTube videos lately!

I wanted to share this gem with all of my readers. For those less interested in space, you may remember the story of Gene Kranz from the movie Apollo 13. He was the lead flight director during the real mission Apollo 13, and is played by actor Ed Harris in the movie. Anyway, he is a pretty big deal around NASA and Mission Control in particular. His autobiography, "Failure is not an option" is a great read, but for those who just want a taste of what mission control is really like, I recommend watching all, or part of, the video I have attached here. The beginning hook was played in a meeting I attended recently, and although they focus on the "Men of Mission Control" I am excited to one day be a contributing "Woman in Mission Control".

Check it out.