Christopher C. Kraft

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Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., was MSC Director of Flight Operations. Born Phoebus, Va. Married to Former Elizabeth Anne Turnbull of Hampton, Va. Joined NACA Langley Aeronautical Laboratory in 1945 specializing in aircraft stability and control; became member of NASA Space Task Group in 1958 where he developed basic concepts of ground control and tracking of manned spacecraft. Named MSC Director of Flight Operations in November 1963. BS in aeronautical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va. Awarded honorary doctorates from Indiana Institute of Technology and Parks College of St. Louis University.

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