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Former NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz to Address Marshall Center Employees at Safety Day Oct. 19
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media advisory: M06-117

What: Best-selling author and former NASA Director of Mission Operations Gene Kranz will give the keynote address at this year's Safety Day activities at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Author of "Failure Is Not an Option," Kranz served as flight director for several of the Apollo missions, including the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the successful return of the Apollo 13 crew, dramatized in the film "Apollo 13." He will share his thoughts on how to achieve mission success. Media are invited to attend.

A focus of Safety Day also will include discussions for Marshall employees about the many challenges they face related to safety and mission success, and ways to achieve improvements.

When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. CDT

Where: Bldg. 4316, Marshall Space Flight Center

Who: Gene Kranz, former NASA flight director and director of Mission Operations, and author of the best-selling book "Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond."

Media availabilities will be held immediately following Kranz' scheduled remarks. Media interested in arranging interviews with Kranz must contact the Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 by 4 p.m. Oct. 18. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications, vehicle registration and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.