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Eugene F. Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group in 1960 and was Assistant Flight Director for Project Mercury (the original manned space missions). He continued as Flight Director for the Apollo 11 lunar landing. He is a co-recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work leading the Apollo 13 teams. Failure Is Not an Option is his first book. He lives with his family near Houston, Texas.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Manned space flight Systems engineering United States History, Ground support systems (Astronautics) History, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kranz, Gene Career in aerospace engineering, Astronautics United States History