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Apollo 13 legend Kranz on hand for Texas City SmartLab announcement - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

December 10, 2016

Apollo 13 legend Kranz on hand for Texas City SmartLab announcement

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:30 am

TEXAS CITY — When Apollo 13 Flight Director Gene Kranz first got into the space industry, technology was nowhere near what we have today. In fact, the term “computers” had a different meaning during the days of the Mercury space missions.

Given the renewed emphasis in schools across the nation on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs, the man who coined the phrase, “Failure is not an option,” is encouraged by what STEM programs and the inspiration education provides.

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