Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NASA's Successful Failure

Currently reading - Changes by Jim Butcher

Forty years ago today, I watched Uncle Walter along with the rest of the nation. Something terrible had happened to the Apollo 13 astronauts, and the whole world waited to see if the folks at NASA could bring them home safely.

To quote NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz, "Failure is not an option." The guys at Mission Control didn't fail.

Sometimes the drama of reality far outstrips a writer's imagination.

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