Cultural References

Failure is not an option (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"I will bust him. Be sure of that. I've got more arrests on my record than any ATF agent my age, ever. Failure's not an option."

Apollo 13 was the space mission that went a bit wrong, as any superstitious soul could have predicted. "Houston, we have a problem." As those words of astronaut Jim Lovell from space in April 1970 orbited the globe, Flight Director for NASA Mission Control, Gene Kranz, was reassuring: "Failure is not an option." So, until then, failure was an option? Good to know for aspiring spacemen. Ben blusters in similar fashion.

1.18 "Weapons of Class Destruction"

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