Posted from the US
One of the coolest events I have ever been to - hearing Gene Kranz and Jim Lovell talk together about space flight and the Apollo 13 mission at Solidworks World 2011. Gene was the NASA Flight Director for Mission Control "failure is not an option"- and Jim was the Apollo 13 Commander "Houston - we've got a problem".
Actually the dialogue went like this:
Swigert: 'Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here.'
Houston: 'This is Houston. Say again please.'
Lovell: 'Houston, we've had a problem. We've had a main B bus undervolt.'
The reality was a bit more geeky but how many people have actually been to the other side on the moon in a space capsule that was on fire(!).
They just don't make guys like this anymore.