#HappyBirthday to legendary flight director Gene Kranz. He is best known for his work in Mission Control during Apollo 13 (and his many vests), but Kranz served a long, storied career from Project Mercury into the Shuttle era. In this photo, he celebrates the landing of STS-41C.
Happy birthday to NASA flight director and Apollo legend Gene Kranz. 🎂 One of Kranz’s iconic vests, which came to represent the strong and can-do approach that pervaded his mission control team, is in our collection:
Recognizing the Godfather of NASA Gene Kranz'>MIssion Control Gene Kranz on his birthday. Failure is never an option.
Happy Birthday 86 today! Gene Kranz an American aerospace engineer, a former fighter pilot, and a retired NASA Flight Director and manager. Kranz served as NASA's second Chief Flight Director, directing missions of the Gemini and Apollo programs. #Apollo50th
This weekend, @NASAFltDirector generations gathered in historic Apollo Mission Control and current International@Space_Station Flight Control as we celebrated the #Apollo50th anniversaries. They and their teams embody Gene Kranz's saying of being "tough and competent."
We're feeling like its 1969 with the #Apollo50th excitement. Still, we remember flight director Gene Kranz's advice during the Moon landing, "We're off to a good start. Play it cool." Actually, since we're not in Mission Control, feel free to not play it cool.
"I hear these words, 'Houston Tranquility Base here the Eagle has landed.'" Gene Kranz, the flight director for @NASA #Apollo11 spaceflight that landed the first two men on the moon, remembers the moment nearly 50 years later
50 years later, Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz returns to his console, which has been restored to appear exactly as it did when we landed on the Moon. Time travel back to 1969 in the Apollo Mission Control Room:
50 years ago today, Apollo 11 Gene Kranz'>Flight Director Gene Kranz led the team of flight controllers in this room to put men on the Moon. It was one of the most significant accomplishments of all time. Today, the world celebrates, including Mr. Kranz from his console. #Apollo50th
50 years ago tomorrow, #Apollo11 blasted off from Earth, on its historic mission to the moon. Mark Strassmann sat down with three of the mission's legends, @astromcollins , Charlie Duke, and Gene Kranz, to look back at the moments leading up to the landing.
With a true American hero, #Apollo11 Gene Kranz'>Flight Director Gene Kranz. We are so grateful for our NASA Flight Directors - legendary courage that inspires us to touch the moon and stars! Thank you ‘Flight’! 💫 #Apollo50th “Go, Flight!”
#OTD 49 years ago, Apollo 13 launched with astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise on board. The next few days became severely tense as the whole world watched NASA Gene Kranz'>Flight Dir Gene Kranz lead a team that worked around the clock to rescue the Apollo 13 astronauts.
A gathering of legends! 🚀Gemini/Apollo flight director Glynn Lunney 🚀Apollo astronaut Fred Haise 🚀Our first flight director Chris Kraft 🚀Gemini/Apollo flight director Gene Kranz They attended a screening of about Neil#FirstManArmstrong :