Is the space program doomed because of fallible human performance? Who knows, but you won't learn much about it from this weak and nonsensical story.
After their space craft crash lands, the alien crew soon learns that Earth does not have their best insterests at heart.
Brilliant agent Lewis Orne uncovers a secret political organization of brilliant women. Why this organization is dangerous, and why this discovery is relevant, is never fully explained. A waste of time, not much here to recommend.
I agree with a previous review - the gender stereotyping is so over-the-top that the author probably intended it as a parody. However, this is a pretty good story of first contact.