Featured Chris Kraft, Flight Director, 1924 - 2019

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Skyman, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

    RIP Chris Kraft. Without him it would have been a far different looking program.

    Post a coin from 1924.


    (As per collectSPACE)...

    Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., NASA's original flight director who invented the concept of Mission Control, has died. He was 95.
    The following biography was prepared by NASA prior to his death:

    Christopher C. "Chris" Kraft, Jr. (b. 1924) created the concept, and developed the organization, operational procedures, and culture of NASA's Mission Control, which was a critical element of the success of the nation's manned spaceflight programs.


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  4. Randy Abercrombie

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    How fitting that this great man survived to see the fiftieth anniversary of NASA’s greatest achievement.
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  5. usmc 6123

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    That's one of a kind. Priceless.
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  6. GladYaBrungMe

    GladYaBrungMe New Member

    That's a good bit of history- thanks for sharing it! I passed it along to my son who is studying aerospace engineering. I don't have a 1924 coin to post as a tribute to his date of birth, so here is a 2019 silver round for tribute to Chris Kraft's date of passing. It is one that I got from Gainesville, and quite nice in hand.
  7. DM1

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    The obverse of my avatar coin ... P1010303a.JPG
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