Christopher Columbus Kraft

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Birthday
28, 1924
Birthplace
Virginia
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1924 (age 94)
Birthplace
Virginia

About

NASA engineer and flight director who was integral in organizing many Mission Control operations.

Before Fame

He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1944 with an aeronautical engineering degree.

Trivia

He appeared on a 1965 Time Magazine cover, and was known throughout America as a leader of NASA's space program.

Family Life

He married Betty Anne Turnbull in 1950, and the couple had a daughter and a son.

Associated With

American President Dwight Eisenhower signed a 1958 act that created NASA and aerospace facilities such as Virginia's Langley Research Center, where Kraft worked.

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