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Mission Control by Deborah A. Shearer

Title Mission Control
Author Deborah A. Shearer
Publisher Capstone
Release 2002
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9780736811439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Describes the role of NASA engineers, technicians, and other specialists who stay on the ground in Houston, Texas, supporting astronauts as they journey on the space shuttle.

Mission Control by Liana Downey

Title Mission Control
Author Liana Downey
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-11-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1351861174
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the last ten years the number of nonprofits and social sector organizations has grown by almost 25 percent, while charitable giving declined 30 percent over the same period. As a result, many organizations are chasing grants, tweaking and adding to their core activities to match what they think funders are looking for. Almost half of nonprofits surveyed nationally in 2014 said they added additional programs in the last year. The result is colloquially known as "mission creep"-- organizations trying to be everything to everyone. Yet research suggests that the more goals individuals or organizations pursue, the less likely they are to achieve them, leaving these organizations often overwhelmed, underfunded, and unfulfilled. Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World is designed to restore focus and gain "mission control" to identify the things they should and should not do to drive impact. Drawing from the author's experience of working with thousands of clients at nonprofits and government agencies around the world, both large and small, the book represents the stories of countless mission-driven organizations. Downey helps leaders, teams, executive directors, and boards with the critical task of clarifying an organization's sweet spot at the intersection of what it is good at, what its clients need, and the activities that get measurable and sustainable results.

Apollo Mission Control by Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried

Title Apollo Mission Control
Author Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried
Publisher Springer
Release 2018-06-21
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 285
ISBN 3319766848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America’s space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It is now a National Historic Landmark and is being restored to a level which represents the day the flight control teams walked out after the last lunar landing missions. The book is dedicated to the estimated 3,000 men and women who supported the flights and tells the story from their perspective. It describes the rooms of people supporting this control center; those rooms of engineers, analysts and scientists most people never knew about. Some called it a “shrine” and some called it a “cathedral.” Now it will be restored to its former glory and soon thousands will be able to view the place where America flew to the moon.

Title Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom A Guide to Unleashing Team Performance
Author Paul Sean Hill
Publisher Atlast Press
Release 2017-06-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 341
ISBN 0998634328
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Failure is always an option, and so is choosing to lead your team into an environment that helps them avoid catastrophe and pull off miracles. For more than fifty years, NASA’s Mission Control has done just that. Take the ultimate insider’s look at the leadership values and culture that made that track record possible. Paul Hill paints a vivid picture, candidly portraying the critical cultural connections in human spaceflight triumphs and failures. By demonstrating how his Mission Control team learned to steward this culture into their management roles, Paul provides a guide for any organization to boost their own performance by leveraging the core ideas and values that have delivered “impossible” wins for decades. Whether failure means cost and schedule overruns, quality escapes, loss of market share, bankruptcy, or putting people’s lives at risk, how we lead can determine whether even small mistakes snowball out of control and destroy an enterprise. Discover how to take Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom, and enable this leadership environment in your team. What can your team learn from top tier leaders at NASA Mission Control? Maybe more than you think. In Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom, former NASA flight director Paul Hill tells the true story of the game-changing transformation of Mission Control’s senior leadership team. Ride along on a journey of evolution as these executives rediscover the core purpose and values that had never left their organization. Hill’s candor and intensity makes this a fascinating read for every leader! — KEN BLANCHARD, COAUTHOR OF THE NEW ONE MINUTE MANAGER® AND LEADING AT A HIGHER LEVEL There is no higher-stakes environment than NASA’s Mission Control. This incredible team’s leadership journey — and development of precise decision-making in the face of unbelievable pressure — are inspiring. Filled with fascinating insights into spaceflight and leadership alike, every leader will find parallels to their own organization. Paul’s incredible book is a must-have for anyone leading a high-performance team and an invaluable addition to any business library. — MARSHALL GOLDSMITH – THE THINKERS 50 #1 LEADERSHIP THINKER IN THE WORLD This is an arresting work by a former NASA Flight Director with whom I was privileged to work during the Return-to-Flight of the Space Shuttle Program in 2005. Paul Hill takes the reader through NASA’s legendary ‘Mission Control’ in a way not found in any other work with which I am familiar. From its origins in aircraft flight test, to the early days of the space program with Project Mercury, and on to the iconic time of Apollo, and from there to the Space Shuttle program, Paul Hill offers a view from the inside track to both laymen and space professionals. From there, he takes you to the business world outside of NASA, and shows how the principles and values of the Mission Operations Directorate apply in a far larger arena. No leader or manager can fail to benefit from the lessons captured here. — MICHAEL D. GRIFFIN, NASA ADMINISTRATOR, 2005-09 AND SCHAFER CORPORATION CEO Paul Hill has written a stunning ‘instructional manual’ for business executives and leaders who want to learn from the best team on the planet: The men and women of NASA’s Mission Control. For the first time, a leader of the Mission Operations Directorate of NASA shares the hard-won lessons of this world-famous organization and translates them into key principles and examples designed to hone a superior leadership team grounded in integrity and bedrock organizational values. Steeped in the lessons of history, rich with achievement and heart-rending loss, laser-focused on application and results, and above all a great narrative, this book, like its author, is one-of-a kind. — MARY LYNNE DITTMAR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COALITION FOR DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION AND FORMER MEMBER, HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT COMMITTEE, NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE This engaging book tells the story of how NASA’s renowned Mission Control evolved into an extraordinary team that directed many of the world’s greatest technical triumphs. Equally important is Paul Hill’s cautionary tale that sustaining excellence may be more difficult than attaining it. He shares how Mission Control learned the importance of articulating, modeling and nurturing its core values of technical truth, integrity and courage to maintain exceptional performance under adverse circumstances. Leaders from every organization will benefit from these vital lessons. — WALTER E. NATEMEYER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, NORTH AMERICAN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz

Title Failure Is Not an Option
Author Gene Kranz
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2009-06-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1439148813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

Title Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom
Author Paul Sean Hill
Publisher Atlast Press
Release 2017-05-19
Category Leadership
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9780998634319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Failure is always an option, and so is choosing to lead your team into an environment that helps them avoid catastrophe and pull off miracles. For more than fifty years, NASA's Mission Control has done just that. Take the ultimate insider's look at the leadership values and culture that made that track record possible. Paul Hill paints a vivid picture, candidly portraying the critical cultural connections in human spaceflight triumphs and failures. By demonstrating how his Mission Control team learned to steward this culture into their management roles, Paul provides a guide for any organization to boost their own performance by leveraging the core ideas and values that have delivered "impossible" wins for decades. Whether failure means cost and schedule overruns, quality escapes, loss of market share, bankruptcy, or putting people's lives at risk, how we lead can determine whether even small mistakes snowball out of control and destroy an enterprise. Discover how to take Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom, and enable this leadership environment in your team.

Title From the Trench of Mission Control to the Craters of the Moon
Author The Team
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release 2012-06-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 440
ISBN 9781477483428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is a collective effort on the part of many of the NASA flight controllers who "manned" the front row of consoles in Mission Control during the preeminent days of America's Manned Spaceflight Program. These controllers were the singular group in Mission Control Houston that was formed to work as a team. They were known as The TRENCH. In that same team spirit, this book about them and by them has been a collective endeavor. They have contributed their own mini autobiographies of life events that shaped their character and their roles and contributions that carried Man to the moon.

MISSION CONTROL by JANE. ARDERN

Title MISSION CONTROL
Author JANE. ARDERN
Publisher
Release 2020
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9781910488577
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Apollo Mission Control by Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried

Title Apollo Mission Control
Author Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
Publisher Springer
Release 2018-06-11
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 284
ISBN 9783319766836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America’s space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It is now a National Historic Landmark and is being restored to a level which represents the day the flight control teams walked out after the last lunar landing missions. The book is dedicated to the estimated 3,000 men and women who supported the flights and tells the story from their perspective. It describes the rooms of people supporting this control center; those rooms of engineers, analysts and scientists most people never knew about. Some called it a “shrine” and some called it a “cathedral.” Now it will be restored to its former glory and soon thousands will be able to view the place where America flew to the moon.

Mission Out of Control by Susan May Warren

Title Mission Out of Control
Author Susan May Warren
Publisher Steeple Hill
Release 2011-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1426888686
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Brody "Wick" Wickham is a former Green Beret turned security agent—with a 100 percent mission success rate. No way is his new assignment changing that. Even if it's protecting a diva American rock star while she's on tour in Europe. Except Veronica "Vonya" Wagner isn't just a beautiful celebrity used to having her way—she's the daughter of a U.S. Senator. And she's hiding a dangerous secret. When Wick discovers what's at stake, how far over the line will he go to keep them both alive?

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