Gene Kranz

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Birthday
17, 1933
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1933 (age 85)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

Former NASA flight director who is known for his efforts to rescue the Apollo 13 mission.

Before Fame

He was fascinated with the concept of flight from an early age and became a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Trivia

He was portrayed in pop culture many times and was voted the #2 most popular space hero in a 2010 survey. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Family Life

His father, Leo, served as an Army medic in World War I.

Associated With

He was played by Ed Harris in the acclaimed film Apollo 13.

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