Farthest Reaches is honored to be working with former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin. Gerry first joined NASA in 1964 as a Project Gemini Flight Controller, specializing in guidance and navigation systems. In 1968, he became a Flight Director and served in that role for Apollo 7 through Apollo 17. Gerry led his "Gold Team" of flight controllers as they played an important role in the resolution of the Apollo 13 crisis. For those extraordinary efforts he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom as a member of the Apollo 13 Mission Operations Team. From August 1982 until January 1986, Griffin served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Griffin provided his expertise as a technical adviser for the films Apollo 13, Contact (also in front of the camera portraying a mission controller), Deep Impact (in front of the camera again as a flight controller) and Apollo 18. In the HBO mini series From the Earth to the Moon, he was portrayed by actor David Clyde Carr.
After retiring from NASA Gerry assumed the role of senior executive in the private sector with several companies and organizations. Today Gerry is a technical and management consultant for a broad range of clients. He is an active general aviation pilot/aircraft owner with a commercial license and instrument rating for single engine aircraft, multi-engine aircraft and helicopters..
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