Gerry Griffin - NASA flight director and director of Johnson Space Center
Born in Athens, Texas, Griffin attended Texas A&M University, where he studied aeronautical engineering. He joined NASA in 1960 and became a flight controller, specializing in guidance and navigation systems. In 1967, he became a flight director. He was lead flight director for Apollo 12, Apollo 15 and Apollo 17, as well as playing an important role in the resolution of the Apollo 13 crisis.
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