Gene Kranz
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Gene Kranz

Eugene Francis "Gene" Kranz is a retired NASA Flight Director and manager. Kranz 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, in which he was portrayed by actor Ed Harris, and serving as flight director during the first lunar landing of Apollo 11. He is also noted for his trademark close-cut flattop hairstyle, and the wearing of dapper "mission" vests , of different styles and materials made by his wife, Marta Kranz, during missions for which he acted as Flight Director. Wikipedia*

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Gene Kranz has five videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum as a Flight Director for the Apollo Program of NASA. The year with the most videos was 1999 with two videos. Most appearances with Roy Neal (2). Most common tags: Space, NASA.

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Director, Mission Operations, NASA c. January 1, 1983 - c. January 1, 1994 Videos: 4 Flight Director, Apollo Program, NASA c. January 1, 1969 - c. January 1, 1974 Videos: 1

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