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SRE Leadership

By Robert Barron posted Mon March 22, 2021 04:41 AM


Glynn Lunney, NASA and Apollo engineering & operations legend, passed away last Friday. As a Flight Director, responsible for all operational aspects of the space flight, Lunney was a role model for SRE Leadership.

Every Site Reliability Engineer, and Incident Commanders in particular, can be inspired by the type of engineer he was.

I’ve written a short article about him and what we can learn from him.

Glynn walked in, took over [Apollo 13], and he just brought calm to the situation. I’ve never seen such an extraordinary example of leadership in my entire career.
-- Apollo 16 astronaut Ken Mattingly