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AliveBorn: 8/17/1933 in Toledo, Ohio, USA
Full name: Eugene Francis Kranz
Noted For: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) flight director for Gemini and Apollo missions (1965-72). Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom following the safe return of three astronauts after an explosion on their Apollo 13 spacecraft (1970).
Quotation: "Spaceflight will never tolerate carelessness, incapacity, and neglect."
Also see this person's photo entry in our Dead or Alive Data Base.