Eugene F. "Gene" Kranz served as NASA's Flight Director for the Gemini and Apollo programs, including the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Apollo 13 mission. Launch Control, This is Houston, We are go for Launch Before Countdown to Apollo 13 Launch
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- [They were] people who were energized by a mission. And these teams were capable of moving right on and doing anything America asked them to do in space.
- about the "human factor" during the Space Race
- In many ways we have the young people, we have the talent, we have the imagination, we have the technology. But I don't believe we have the leadership and the willingness to accept risk, to achieve great goals.