October 26, 2021

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NASA Remembers Legendary Flight Director Chris Kraft

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Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., who died July 22, 2019, created the concept of NASA’s Mission Control and developed its organization, operational procedures and culture, then made it a critical element of the success of the nation’s human spaceflight programs.

“America has truly lost a national treasure today with the passing of one of NASA’s earliest pioneers – flight director Chris Kraft,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to the Kraft family.”

This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0722_NASA%20Remembers%20Legendary%20Flight%20Director%20Chris%20Kraft.html