Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA’s central mission control, has passed on only two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95.
Chris Kraft settled on key decisions on launches as the US was figuring out how to put a man into space. Astronaut Neil Armstrong once called him “the man who was the ‘Control’ in Mission Control.”
The first kept an eye on flights began in 1961.
Chris Kraft needed to decide life-and-demise matters, for example, regardless of whether conditions were safe for launch and what to do if an problem created.
Later during the ’60s, he helped design the Apollo missions that took Americans to the moon in 1969. He retired from NASA in 1982 yet kept on work as a consultant.