“And who will that be?” (Apollo 13)
In reading this article about Christopher Kraft being honored by NASA, (they named Mission Control at Johnson Space Center in Houston after him), I came upon this quote from Gene Kranz. He perfectly summarizes my feelings on space travel, and why we need to continue it:
“I pray that our nation will someday soon find the courage to accept the risk and challenge to finish the work we started.” Gene Kranz
“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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