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Christopher Kraft was born on February 28, 1924 in Phoebus, Virginia, USA as Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr. He has been married to Betty Ann Turnbull since September 2, 1950. They have two children. See full bio »

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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions Himself / Himself - Flight Director / Himself - Mission Control
NASA: Triumph and Tragedy
NASA: Triumph and Tragedy Himself - Director, Flight Operations
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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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If costs are not cut, the [NASA space] shuttle will become extinct. It would have been used for the space station, and it would have become so expensive to operate that nobody else could afford to use it. Now, I think it has a chance of becoming an operational vehicle for a reasonable price. I didn't say it would. I said it has a chance.


As key flight controller position for all the Mercury missions and the first half of the Gemini program, Kraft made the final decision on whether a rocket would take off, what happened while the crew was in space and when they should come down. See more »



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