Gene Kranz


Born
in Toledo, Ohio, The United States
August 17, 1933


Eugene Francis "Gene" Kranz is a retired NASA flight director and manager. Kranz served as a flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs, and is best known for his role in saving the crew of Apollo 13. He is also famous for his trademark flattop hairstyle, and the wearing of vests (waistcoats) of different styles and materials during missions for which he acted as flight director. Kranz has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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“To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort”
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“Faliure is not an option.”
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