NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz - I... 4:32
Interview with NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz who served as a Flight Director, the successor to NASA founding Flight Director Chris Kraft, during the Gemini and Apollo programs, and is best known for his role in directing the successful Mission Control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13, which later became the subject story of a major motion picture of the same name.

A personal friend to the American astronauts of his time, Kranz remains a prominent and colorful figure in the history of U.S. manned space exploration Kranz is very good friends with Gemini and Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan. Throughout pre-flight scheduling, Kranz served his first time as lead flight director for Cernan's first space mission Gemini 9A, with Kranz serving his last shift as flight director during Cernan's last moon walk on Apollo 17. The two men referred to each other as "Geno"

Actor Ed Harris played Kranz in the 1995 film, Apollo 13, and received an Oscar Nomination for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role.
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