Eugene Kranz Signed 2010 Topps Heritage News Flashbacks #NF7 Apollo Program Trading Card (PSA Encapsulated)

Flight Director for Gemini & Apollo Programs

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2010 Topps Heritage News Flashbacks #NF7 Apollo Program Announce trading card hand-signed in black felt tip pen by Eugene Kranz.

Eugene Kranz is an American aerospace engineer, retired fighter pilot and a retired NASA Flight Director and manager. Kranz served as a Flight Director, the successor to NASA founding Flight Director Chris Kraft, during the Gemini and Apollo programs, and is best known for his role in directing the successful Mission Control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13, which later became the subject story of a major motion picture of the same name, in which he was portrayed by actor Ed Harris, and serving as flight director during the first lunar landing of Apollo 11. He is also noted for his trademark close-cut flattop hairstyle, and the wearing of dapper "mission" vests (waistcoats), of different styles and materials made by his wife, Marta Kranz, during missions for which he acted as Flight Director.

The autograph has been authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: PSA Encapsulated

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