Christopher Kraft (I) (1924–2019)

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Chris Kraft, who joined NASA in 1958, developed the planning and control processes for crewed space missions. He set up NASA's Mission Control operations to manage America's first manned space flight and the subsequent Apollo missions to the Moon. The first flight director of US space agency NASA. He went on to join the federal National Advisory ... See full bio »


(age 95) in Houston, Texas, USA

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 2005 Beyond the Moon: Failure Is Not an Option 2 (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
 1996 Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 (Video documentary) (special thanks)
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If costs are not cut, the [NASA space] shuttle will become extinct. It would have been used for the space station, and it would have become so expensive to operate that nobody else could afford to use it. Now, I think it has a chance of becoming an operational vehicle for a reasonable price. I didn't say it would. I said it has a chance.


Legendary flight director, aerospace consultant, and Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston (January 1972 - August 1982). See more »



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