Christopher C. Kraft Jr.

1924 - 2019

Christopher C. Kraft Jr.

Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr. (February 28, 1924 – July 22, 2019) was an American aerospace engineer and NASA engineer and manager who was instrumental in establishing the agency's Mission Control operation. Following his graduation from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1944, Kraft was hired by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor organization to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher C. Kraft Jr. has received more than 293,081 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 267th most popular inventor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 290k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Christopher C. Kraft Jr.s by language


Among inventors, Christopher C. Kraft Jr. ranks 266 out of 323Before him are Ivan Kulibin, David Bushnell, Thomas Wedgwood, Rowland Hill, Frank Zamboni, and George Graham. After him are Ralph Hartley, Alfred Vail, Isaac Pitman, Ken Olsen, John Philip Holland, and Siegfried Marcus.

Most Popular Inventors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1924, Christopher C. Kraft Jr. ranks 217Before him are Lloyd Alexander, Edwin Ernest Salpeter, Claribel Alegría, György Lázár, Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, and J. J. Johnson. After him are Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal, Carlos Humberto Romero, Janet Frame, Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Jean Bartik, and Robert Bolt. Among people deceased in 2019, Christopher C. Kraft Jr. ranks 201Before him are Martin Feldstein, Manfred Burgsmüller, John Paul Stevens, Richard Lugar, Peter Tork, and Russi Taylor. After him are Aleksey Buldakov, Cameron Boyce, John C. Bogle, Pedro Morales, Thad Cochran, and Yvette Williams.

Others Born in 1924

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2019

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Christopher C. Kraft Jr. ranks 4,560 out of 12,171Before him are William Calley (1943), Marion Davies (1897), Tommy Morrison (1969), Catherine Hicks (1951), Marvin Hart (1876), and XXXTentacion (1998). After him are Rick Barry (1944), Jim Brown (1936), Osceola (1804), Amber Lynn (1964), Robert Zoellick (1953), and Carmen McRae (1922).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Christopher C. Kraft Jr. ranks 62Before him are John Fitch (1743), Jack Northrop (1895), Walter Hunt (1796), Cyrus McCormick (1809), David Bushnell (1742), and Frank Zamboni (1901). After him are Ralph Hartley (1888), Alfred Vail (1807), Ken Olsen (1926), Lester Allan Pelton (1829), Lynn Conway (1938), and George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (1859).