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Includes the names: Gn Krenz, Gene Kranz, Eugene F. Kranz

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If you have the time and interest, I encourage you to read Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon first. Doing so, I believe, enhanced even more my appreciation of Kranz's excellent autobiography. Don't think that watching "Apollo 13" gives you a full appreciation of what Mission Control does for space missions. It takes the perspective of someone who has been in the hot seat and excelled under the pressure to really convey the scope and intensity of the job.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 26 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
Very well written. This book tells the story of the creation of Mission Control and the role of the flight director. Gene Kranz was a part of the space program from its beginnings. Detailing problems and obstacles from Mercury to Gemini through Apollo.
This read like a good novel, with the suspense of problems encountered by our space pioneers. Gene relates the stories of the space programs and the real people doing the work necessary to sustain those programs.
If you enjoyed Hollywood's Apollo 13, meet the real Gene Cranz and the other real men and women who ultimately out mankind on the moon.… (more)
 
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trueblueglue | 26 other reviews | Nov 23, 2023 |
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. As a child of the Space-Age, I grew up with Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. I thought I knew a lot about these programs, but Gene reveals some backstage drama and even some mission peril that I did not previously know about. There were some points where the litany of names became a little tiresome. But the space program was built by real people and they deserve every shout out. Recommended.
 
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zot79 | 26 other reviews | Aug 20, 2023 |
read, listened, memoir, nasa, apollo
 
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