Monday, July 22, 2019

Founding NASA Flight Director Christopher C. Kraft Jr.





Founding NASA Flight Director

Christopher C. Kraft Jr.

Belongs To The Ages

1924-2019

Two short days after the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, NASA Flight Director Chris Kraft passed away. 



According to NASA "Chris Kraft 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." The photo above was discovered by Nick Gould and when we zoom in close we see it's the same Rolex in the photo he wore for 6 decades!!!



The photo below was taken at the Gemini-Titan V Flight Simulator back in the early 1960s and notice he was wearing the same Rolex pictured above!!! 




In the photo below we see Chris Craft's Rolex up close and I believe he is wearing a stainless steel Rolex Reference 1003 or Reference 1007 on a Jubilee bracelet. 




In the photo below we see Chris Kraft with President Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts John Glenn and Alan Sheppard.



Next up we see Chris Craft with President Reagan.



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