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Illustrating Apollo #3

This rather strange looking machine is the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle: it was used by the Apollo Crews to practice final approach to the moon. It had a set of jets that were permanently lit, which supported 80% of it’s … Continue reading

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Leadership Reflections from Apollo at 50: Failure, Complexity, and Control

This post is #WorkingOutLoud, sharing a draft chapter from my upcoming Social Age Guidebook on ‘Apollo: Leadership Reflections from the Space Race’. It’s not proofed or finalised yet, so please treat it kindly. “Failure is not an option” is the … Continue reading

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Illustrating Apollo

Today i have just done a couple of illustrations for the Guidebook on ‘Apollo: Leadership Reflections at 50’. The first is the Saturn V on the launch pad. The second, an iconic one of Neil Armstrong on the moon (with … Continue reading

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Leadership Reflections from Apollo at 50: Introduction

Fifty years ago, the Apollo programme put a man on the moon. Alongside the Manhattan Project, which had delivered the atomic bomb, it was probably the most complex and ambitious mobilisation of state and science the world has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Leadership Reflections from Apollo at 50: Part 2 – Storytelling

“Oh my God, look at that picture over there”, called out Bill Anders, crew member of Apollo 8. “What is is?” Asked Frank Borman, the mission Commander. “The earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty.”[1] Apollo was distinguished from earlier … Continue reading

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Reflections from Apollo at 50: Part 1 – Isolation

Michael Collins, piloting the lunar orbiter Columbia was, for a short time at least, the most isolated human in the universe. He orbited far from the Eagle, the spider like lander which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were piloting to … Continue reading

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