Walter J. Kapryan

From The Space Library

(Redirected from Kapryan, Walter J.)
Jump to: navigation, search

Walter J. Kapryan, was Deputy Director of Launch Operations, Kennedy Space Center, was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1920. He attended Wayne University in Detroit prior to entering the Air Force as a First Lieutenant in 1943. Kapryan joined the Langley Research Center, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1947 and the NASA Space Task Group at Langley in March, 1959. He was appointed project engineer for the Mercury Redstone 1 spacecraft and came to the Cape in 1960 with that spacecraft. In 1963, he established and headed the Manned Spacecraft Center’s Gemini Program Office at KSC, participating in all 10 manned Gemini flights as well as Apollo Saturn IB and Saturn V missions before advancement to his post at KSC.