Failure is not an option!

— Gene Kranz

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To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort

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We've never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option.

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I don't care what anything was designed to do, I care about what it can do.

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You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you're capable of solving the problem.

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We had risen to probably one of the greatest challenges in history, put a man on the moon in the decade. We'd created incredible technologies. But what was most important, we'd created the teams, what I call the human factor. People who were energized by a mission.

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I think everyone, once in his life, should be given a ticker-tape parade.

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There is no such thing as good enough.

You, your team, and your equipment must be the best. That is how you will win victories.

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There is no achievement without risk.

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From this day forward, Flight Control will be known by two words: "Tough" and "Competent." Tough means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do. We will never again compromise our responsibilities. Every time we walk into Mission Control we will know what we stand for. Competent means we will never take anything for granted. We will never be found short in our knowledge and in our skills.

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Mission Control will be perfect. When you leave this meeting today you will go to your office and the first thing you will do there is to write "Tough and Competent" on your blackboards. It will never be erased. Each day when you enter the room these words will remind you of the price paid by Grissom, White, and Chaffee. These words are the price of admission to the ranks of Mission Control.

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