Gene Kranz's personally-owned and -worn beige-tone vest or waistcoat, no size (likely medium or large), signed in the right chest area in black felt tip, “‘Failure is not an option!’ Eugene F. Kranz, ‘Flight.’” In fine condition, with an ink mark to the lower left front. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Farthest Reaches, certifying it as coming from Kranz's personal archives—"This vest comes from Kranz's personal wardrobe and was used for a number of personal appearances." The famed flight director's dapper 'mission vests'—made by his wife Marta for each mission—have long stood out as the pinnacle of NASA fashion.
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