NASA Legend Chris Kraft

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NASA Legend Chris Kraft

Post by Uncle Al » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:01 am

A man with a long life in NASA, first director of Mission Control, has died at 95.
Rest In Peace Chris Kraft :( :( :( :(

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Re: NASA Legend Chris Kraft

Post by Ray » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:09 am

Another towering figure of the Space program gone. At least Gene Kranz is still alive.

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Re: NASA Legend Chris Kraft

Post by Fred in Skirts » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:04 pm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gene Kranz
Gene_kranz2.jpg

Born
Eugene Francis Kranz

August 17, 1933 (age 85)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Gene Kranz
Alma mater Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, B.S. 1954
Occupation Flight director during Gemini and Apollo programs; Director of NASA Mission Operations
Years active 1960–1994
Employer NASA (Retired)
Known for

Lead flight director during Apollo 13
Flight Director during first lunar landing (Apollo 11)

Predecessor Chris Kraft (first Lead Flight Director)
Spouse(s) Marta Cadena
Children 6
Parent(s) Leo Peter Kranz (father)
Awards

Presidential Medal of Freedom
NASA Distinguished Service Medal
NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
NASA Exceptional Service Medal
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