Christopher Kraft


Chris Kraft, who joined NASA in 1958, developed the planning and control processes for crewed space missions. He set up NASA's Mission Control operations to manage America's first manned space flight and the subsequent Apollo missions to the Moon. The first flight director of US space agency NASA. He went on to join the federal National Advisory ...
Birth date
1924-02-28
Death date
2019-07-22
Height
5' 8" (1.73 m)

Known For


The Last Man on the Moon
The Last Man on the Moon
Self - Director, Johnson Space Center (2014)
Space Voyages
Space Voyages
Self (2013)
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
Self / Self - Flight Director / Self - Mission Control (2008-2009)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ThanksBeyond the Moon: Failure Is Not an Option 2
(TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
2005
ThanksLost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13
(Video documentary) (special thanks)
1996
RoleTitleYear
SelfArmstrong
(Documentary) Self
2019
SelfMission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
(Documentary) Self (as Chris Kraft)
2017
SelfThe Last Man on the Moon
(Documentary) Self - Director, Johnson Space Center (as Dr. Christopher Kraft)
2014
SelfSpace Voyages
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Moon and Beyond (2013) ... Self (as Chris Kraft) - Into the Unknown (2013) ... Self (as Christ Kraft)
2013
SelfMoonbug
(Documentary) (as Chris Kraft)
2010
SelfWhen We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self / Self - Mission Control / Self - Flight Director - 40th Anniversary Special (2009) ... Self - Landing the Eagle (2008) ... Self - Mission Control - Mercury: Ordinary Supermen (2008) ... Self (as Chris Kraft) - Friends and Rivals (2008) ... Self - Flight Director (as Chris Kraft)
2008-2009
SelfNASA: Triumph and Tragedy
(TV Series documentary) Self - Director, Flight Operations - One Small Step (2009) ... Self - Director, Flight Operations (as Chris Kraft)
2009
SelfSecrets of the Moon Landings
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfBeyond the Moon: Failure Is Not an Option 2
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Flight Director (as Chris Kraft)
2005
SelfAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) Self - Apollo Flight Operations Director - Race to the Moon (2005) ... Self - Apollo Flight Operations Director
2005
SelfFailure Is Not an Option
(TV Movie documentary) Self - NASA Flight Director
2003
SelfRocket Science
(TV Series documentary) Self
2002
SelfIn Search of Liberty Bell 7
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1999
SelfLost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13
(Video documentary) Self - Director of Mission Operations, NASA
1996
SelfNetwork First
(TV Series documentary) Self - Director, Mission Operations - Apollo: When the World Held Its Breath (1994) ... Self - Director, Mission Operations
1994
SelfMoon Shot
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Flight Director (voice, as Chris Kraft)
1994
SelfSpaceflight
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Territory Ahead (1987) ... Self (as Chris Kraft) - One Giant Leap (1986) ... Self (as Chris Kraft) - The Wings of Mercury (1985) ... Self (as Chris Kraft) - Thunder in the Skies (1985) ... Self (as Chris Kraft)
1985-1987
SelfThe Four Days of Gemini 4
(Documentary short) Self
1965
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageSunday Today with Willie Geist
(TV Series) Self - NASA's First Flight Director Dies at 95 - Jake Gyllenhaal (2019) ... Self - NASA's First Flight Director Dies at 95
2019
Archive footageApollo: Missions to the Moon
(Documentary) Self - Deputy Director, NASA
2019
Archive footage40 Years on the Moon
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2009
Archive footageApollo 13: For the Record
(Documentary) Self - Deputy Director Manned Spacecraft Center
1995
Archive footageHouston, We've Got a Problem
(Documentary short) Self - Deputy Director Manned Spacecraft Center
1994
Archive footageFor All Mankind
(Documentary) Self (as Chris Kraft)
1989