The event will take place at 3 p.m. July 18 in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Go or No Go: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing featuring Gene Kranz Featuring keynote speaker Gene Kranz, the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 flight director. — Gene Kranz, the legendary NASA flight control director who led the effort to save Apollo 13, will give the keynote address Sept. 25 at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management’s 14 th annual Leadership Speakers Series.. Kranz, who flew fighter jets for the U.S. Air Force and worked as a flight test engineer, joined NASA in 1960. Kranz will touch on his role during Apollo 11’s mission and how he contributed to the giant leap of space exploration. “I thought Gene Kranz did a wonderful job of explaining through words and pictures his experiences as a flight director for the Apollo missions,” said Nicole Skinner, project manager for Purdue College of Engineering Communications. The first moon landing may have occurred a half-century ago, but Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz remembers the mission like it was yesterday. Apollo 11’s flight director, Gene Kranz, will present “Go or No-Go: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing” at Purdue University. Gene Kranz, a … WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Gene Kranz A Blast from The Past Biography! Kranz spent 37 years as NASA and was selected as division chief for Flight Control in 1968, which led to his role as flight director of Apollo 11, according to Purdue. Kranz entertained questions for 30 minutes after his talk. One of Gene Kranz's biggest fans will be in the audience when the retired NASA flight control director speaks Thursday night at Purdue University. The hit film, Apollo 13, chronicles Kranz’s struggle to devise the Kranz received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1970 for his role in safely landing Apollo 13, known famously for … Apollo 11’s flight director, Gene Kranz, will present “Go or No-Go: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing” at Purdue University. Go or No Go: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing featuring Gene Kranz Featuring keynote speaker Gene Kranz, the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 flight director. Thursday, he was at Purdue University. The college also is home to such pioneers as Amelia Earhart and seven National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients, as well as 25 past and present National Academy of Engineering members. One of Gene Kranz's biggest fans will be in the audience when the retired NASA flight control director speaks Thursday night at Purdue University.

Kranz spent 37 years as NASA and was selected as division chief for Flight Control in 1968, which led to his role as flight director of Apollo 11, according to Purdue.

— The flight director of Apollo 11 will share some untold stories of the first moon landing at Purdue University. The college also is home to such pioneers as Amelia Earhart and seven National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients, as well as 25 past and present National Academy of Engineering members. Purdue University graduate and Apollo 11 flight commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. It was a truly giant leap for mankind, and a seminal moment in human history. The event will take place at 3 p.m. and the event is sold out. I've been looking forward to this Apollo 11 anniversary stuff since I was in 5th grade and it causes me physical pain that I can't celebrate it with you all at Purdue. An hour talk by Gene and 30-minute Q&A with audience.

The event will take place at 3 p.m. and the event is sold out. Gene Kranz Anybody know about a livestream of Kranz's presentation on the 18th? Just two days before the landmark event’s 50th anniversary, he shared personal recollections during a talk in Purdue University’s Loeb Playhouse. Just two days before the landmark event’s 50th anniversary, he shared personal recollections during a talk in Purdue University’s Loeb Playhouse.

With only 17 seconds of fuel remaining, Gene Kranz helped successfully land Apollo 11 on the lunar surface 50 years ago. Known as the 'Cradle of Astronauts,' Purdue University's College of Engineering has produced 25 astronauts, including Neil Armstrong.