nasa director: I specifically wanted a quote from a flight director.
gene kranz: who wanted a date?
deke slayton: the president.
gene kranz: the president?
glynn lunney: nixon. he wants odds.
gene kranz: we’re not going to lose the crew.
director of nasa: gene, I have to give you odds. five to one against? three to one?
glynn lunney: I don’t think they’re that good.
gene kranz: [firmly] we’re not going to lose those guys!