ACH042: Gene Kranz was an unsung hero of NASA’s golden age of manned spaceflight. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that as director of mission control, he oversaw dozens of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo flights, including Apollo 11 and 13. And his Catholic faith underpinned his “failure is not an option” spirit that characterized his tenure.
Get all new episodes automatically and for free:
Help us continue to offer American Catholic History. Won’t you make a pledge at SQPN.com/give today?
Links for this episode:
- Apollo 13
- Lessons From My Father – NASA 50th Magazine
- For NASA’s Gene Kranz, failure was not an option – HoustonChronicle.com
- Foundations of Mission Operations – Leading Space
- Tough and Competent — Russ Garrett
- Gene Kranz – Wikipedia
- ‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director – Catholic Philly
- NASA flight director says faith, family have marked his life’s journey
- This Day in Quotes: “Houston, we have a problem” — but “failure is not an option”…
- If you like American Catholic History, you may also enjoy The American Catholic Almanac.
- Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
- Join the conversation at the StarQuest Facebook page.
- Send us your feedback or comments at [email protected]