Apollo 13 legend Kranz on hand for Texas City SmartLab announcement

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by T.J. Aulds/ The Daily News

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Posted on August 20, 2013 at 9:17 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.

Kranz was the keynote speaker at Monday’s convocation ceremony for the Texas City school district. Fitting, since the school district’s theme for the year is Mission: Success. It’s football team even adopted the “Losing is not an option,” rally cry for the 2013 season.

Click here to read more at the Galveston County Daily News.

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