Gene Kranz
#5362 Overall Influence

Gene Kranz

NASA Flight Director and manager


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Eugene Francis Kranz is 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, including the first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11. He is best known for directing the successful efforts by the Mission Control team to save the crew of Apollo 13, and was later portrayed in the major motion picture of the same name by actor Ed Harris. He is also noted for his close-cut flattop hairstyle and the dapper "mission" vests of different styles and materials made by his wife, Marta Kranz, for his Flight Director missions.

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Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

Private research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain

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#478 World Rank #182 USA Rank
#6987 World Rank #2905 USA Rank