FLASHBACK: Former Flight Director Christopher Kraft Works at Console in Mercury Mission Control in 1960
By NASA // December 6, 2021
Kraft oversaw early human spaceflight missions, including the Apollo 11 lunar landing
(NASA) – Christopher Kraft, flight director during Project Mercury, works at his console inside the Flight Control area at Mercury Mission Control during NASA’s first crewed missions in the 1960s.
Kraft was a legend, who as NASA’s first flight director oversaw early human spaceflight missions, including the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
Recently, NASA announced its search for the next class of flight directors to work inside NASA’s Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center in Houston and oversee their own missions, including future missions to the Moon through NASA’s Artemis program.
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