Failure is Not an Option - Gene Kranz

Spaceflight operations presents a unique range of challenges unlike those found on earth. Time, distance, and the remote environment provide a unique opportunity to assess planning, training and operations of the integrated crew ground team. Leadership, trust, values and teamwork provide the foundation for the compelling story of early space missions concluding with the rescue of the Apollo 13 crew after an oxygen tank exploded with the spacecraft 200,000 miles from earth. The story concludes with a summary of the technical cause of the explosion. Like an aircraft accident, the Apollo 13 tank explosion required a series of apparently unrelated events none of which by itself would have caused the failure.