“We were just about to order when the motel manager leaned over my shoulder,” Gavin recalled. “He said he’d heard there was a problem at #MissionControl & he thought we might like to get over there. That did it for dinner.”
“One thing we did think about was: ‘Who speaks for the company if there is a catastrophe?’ And we worked that out, & I drew the short straw. My wife quizzed me about this & asked me: ‘What happens if…?’”
“We were building machines that our friends would operate, not some faceless individuals unknown to us. It was not just ‘put it in a package & ship it.’”
The legendary leader, #JoeGavin recalled, “had one basic direction to all of us..‘You bring the pilot back one way or another.’”
If I permit the project to progress in this direction
*Would I go as a pilot?
*Would I ask my best friend to go as a pilot?
*Would I invest my own money?
*Does this action really count?”