NASA pioneer honored; says he regrets shuttle end

“NASA honored Christopher C. Kraft Jr., 87, at a ceremony Thursday at the Johnson Space Center in Houston by naming Mission Control after him. It was a fitting tribute for a man who served as the space center’s director from 1972 until 1982 and who helped design Mission Control, a familiar sight during space missions with its rows of consoles and workers. It currently acts as the control rooms for the shuttle program and the international space station.”

Continue reading to learn the thoughts of this “giant of American space exploration,” on the space shuttle and the future of American space travel.

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