Tough and Competent by Eugene F. Kranz
From Gemini to Apollo launches, the Skylab program, and the stunning loss of the Challenger crew, author Eugene Kranz was the face of NASA leadership. Now he documents the leadership and teamwork principles that emerged from an organization of novice, part-time engineers in NASA Mercury Control. By July 1969, when faced with the stress of the Apollo 11 mission to land Americans on the moon, they had matured into a group of hardened individuals empowered to make the split-second decisions to land with only 17seconds of fuel remaining.
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