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I loved this Book. It was written by Gene Crantz. It talks about Mission Control and some of the Missions. Very good book to read. I would also reccomend this one to anyone. It really goes into detail of how things were run in Mission Control and what they did during each mission. Well written and very good to read.
[glow=blue,2,300]Stargazer's Departing Nightly on a beam of light searching for the Ultimate Wisdom of the Universe [/glow]
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jan 11, 2005 16:03:23 GMT -6
I haven't read the book, but I like Gene Crantz. With his flat top haircut and vest, this is the type of person we need at NASA now, not the weak mamby-pamby thing thats going on there presently. Tough, grit and gumption gets great results.
I remember when the original Mercury astronauts felt they were "Spam in a Can", just along for the ride, like the astro-monkeys before them. They insisted that they were pilots and not passengers. NASA gave in. And also,they wanted a operational hatch controlled from the inside, instead of being bolted in from the outside. NASA once again gave in.
These were astronauts and management of unmatched initiative. And now, well...I'll just leave it at that.
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