Eagle Profile

Gene Kranz

Gene Kranz began his aeronautic journey in the USAF as a F-86 pilot, with a tour in Korea. Back in the US, he joins the early space program and becomes one of the first and most iconic NASA’s flight directors, in charge for famous missions such as Gemini 5, Apollo 11, Apollo 13 and what would become the last mission on the moon in a while: Apollo 17. He will eventually become NASA’s mission operations director before retirement. His leadership in the Mission Operations Control Room has made substantial difference between life and death in time critical situations under high political pressure.

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