The first ever memoir written by a former NASA flight controller, this amazing story includes insider knowledge of Mission Control in the Apollo Era and depicts both the major events that shaped him and the major events that he helped to shape. From his work on the first Saturn V launch to his experiences as lead EECOM fight controller for Apollo missions 1215, this is truly an insider's recollections of some of the epic events in the national space program. He even chronicles a trip to Russia to work in concert with the Russian flight control team during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, relating anecdotes and facts from the Apollo Era and beyond. Also included in this thrilling account is a CD-ROM containing rare and important documents and audio files from Sy's career.
About the Author
Sy Liebergot was the Lead EECOM Flight Controller for Apollo missions 1215 and an EGIL (Skylab EECOM) for all of the Skylab program missions. He has appeared in the PBS series NOVA, the History Channel's Modern Marvels, and the acclaimed documentary Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work with the Apollo 13 Operations Team. He lives in Pearland, Texas. David M. Harland is a space historian who is the author of Exploring the Moon The Apollo Expeditions, The Story of Space Station Mir, and The Story of the Space Shuttle.