NASA engineer and flight director who was integral in organizing many Mission Control operations.
He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1944 with an aeronautical engineering degree.
He appeared on a 1965 Time Magazine cover, and was known throughout America as a leader of NASA's space program.
He married Betty Anne Turnbull in 1950, and the couple had a daughter and a son.
American President Dwight Eisenhower signed a 1958 act that created NASA and aerospace facilities such as Virginia's Langley Research Center, where Kraft worked.