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Flight: My Life in Mission Control


"The Right Stuff" meets "Rocket Boys" in this bestselling memoir by the man who helped create some of the greatest moments in U.S. space history. ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Alan E

Early American space Program

by Alan E on May 29, 2014

Written by the first flight director of NASA. It was Kraft that created Mission Control as he saw a need to have a command center and a chain of command within NASA.

Alan P

Mission Control: In Charge!

by Alan P on Aug 22, 2013

Not only is this a chronical of one man's career, but a review of the US Manned Space Programs! Mr. Kraft takes us through the pre-Mercury tests, then every Mercury and Gemini flight, onward through Apollo and the moon missions. Our space program was / is a team effort, this is from the 'guy in charge'. For anyone interested in US Space Flight, this is the book to read. To Mr. Kraft and your work, Thank You!


Great book from a unique perspective.

by Moonduster on Jan 6, 2011

Kraft goes into great detail about how NASA was built literally from the ground up. They had to invent everything from scratch, including the tracking and communications network. HINT: They used standard telephone lines to communicate between Houston and the first manned orbiting spacecrafts before they had any communication satellites in orbit. Kraft also shares his unique knowledge of mission planning all the way from Shepard's Mercury flight to the Apollo moon landings and beyond. That alone is worth the price of the book.

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