Virginia Tech remembers Chris Kraft '44
From Erin Williams
Chris Kraft '44, NASA’s first flight director and a pioneer who led multiple space missions, died Monday in Houston. He was 95 years old.
Across the nation, he is remembered as the face of NASA and father of the mission control center, which he created to communicate with spacecraft in orbit. At Virginia Tech, Kraft is known as a generous alumnus who served and gave back to his alma mater in countless ways.
In an interview given approximately 20 years ago, Kraft reflected on his time at Virginia Tech.