Gene Kranz

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Date of Birth August 17, 1933
Place of Birth Ohio
Age 87 years old
Horoscope Leo

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About Gene Kranz

Former NASA flight director who is known for his efforts to rescue the Apollo 13 mission.

Before Fame

He was fascinated with the concept of flight from an early age and became a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Achievement

He was portrayed in pop culture many times and was voted the #2 most popular space hero in a 2010 survey. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Family Life

His father, Leo, served as an Army medic in World War I.

Associations

He was played by Ed Harris in the acclaimed film Apollo 13.

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Latest information about Gene Kranz updated on October 27, 2020.

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