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The passing of a legend: Chris Kraft

George W.S. Abbey

The passing of a legend: Chris Kraft.

On July 22, the nation and the world lost a leader who played a critical role in making the Apollo 11 moon landing a reality: Christopher Columbus Kraft. Kraft gained great fame for his creation of the Mission Control Center and as the nation’s first flight director, but this was only the beginning of his many and lasting contributions to the U.S. space program. Read more at the Baker Institute Blog: