Rick Houston and Milt Heflin: Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992 book signing

Rick Houston and Milt Heflin
Rick Houston and Milt Heflin Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston

Rick Houston and Milt Heflin, authors of Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992, will be joined by dozens of NASA’s legendary flight directors and controllers to discuss their book, followed by a book signing.

None of NASA’s storied accomplishments would have been possible without the talented men (and later women) who worked in mission control. These members of the space program were the brightest of their generations, making split-second decisions that determined the success or failure of a mission. Interviews with dozens of individuals who worked in the historic third-floor mission control room bring the compelling stories to life. Go, Flight! is a real-world reminder of where we have been and where we could go again given the right political and social climate.

Among the renowned guests are Glynn Lunney, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, and Bob Carlton. Lunney was one of NASA's first four flight directors and was on console as Apollo 8 slipped behind the moon for the first time. Aaron made the famous SCE-to-Aux call during the launch of Apollo 12 and played a key role in returning the crew of Apollo 13 safely to Earth. Bostick was the chief of the Flight Dynamics Branch throughout most of Apollo, and technical consultant on the movie Apollo 13. Carlton famously watched over the lunar module Eagle's dwindling fuel supply during the Apollo 11 lunar descent.

Event Details


12.12.15 | 1:00 pm


Space Center Houston
1601 E. NASA Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77058

Ticket Info

$19.95 for children, $24.95 for adults