"Everyone knew Brendan Hutch would be running missions soon. He’d risen through NASA’s ranks as fast as one could in the large, inertia-bound organisation. He was known as a diligent worker, and his skill and leadership qualities were plain to all his subordinates. Brendan was in charge of Mission Control from one a.m. to nine a.m. every night. Continued excellent performance in this role would certainly net him a promotion. It had already been announced he’d be backup flight controller for Ares IV, and he had a good shot at the top job for Ares V." ~ Page 226