Fred Wallace Haise Jr. is an American former NASA astronaut, fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force and test pilot. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, having flown as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13. He was to have been the sixth person to land and walk on the Moon, but the Apollo 13 mission was aborted before lunar landing. He went on to fly Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests in 1977, and retired from NASA in 1979.
|Born:||Fred Wallace Haise Jr, November 14, 1933, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Other occupation:||Fighter pilot, test pilot|
|Alma mater:||Perkinston Junior College, A.A. 1952, University of Oklahoma, B.S. 1959|
|Time in space:||5d 22h 54m|
|Selection:||1966 NASA Group 5|
|Missions:||Apollo 13, ALT|
|Retirement:||June 29, 1979|
|IMDb:||Fred Haise's IMDb|
About Fred Haise
Astronaut who served as the lunar module pilot on the famous Apollo 13 mission.
He began his career with NASA as a research pilot before becoming an astronaut candidate.
He was originally scheduled to be the sixth person to walk on the moon, but the Apollo 13 mission was forced to return home before landing on the moon.
He had a daughter and three sons with his first wife.
Bill Paxton played him in the Academy Award-winning film Apollo 13.
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- The Astronaut Monument - The Astronaut Monument is a monument commemorating the training of Apollo astronauts in northern Iceland in 1965 and 1967.
- Apollo 13
- Apollo program astronauts
- United States Astronaut Hall of Fame inductees
- Recipients of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal
- NASA civilian astronauts
- U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School alumni
- American test pilots
- American astronauts
- American aerospace engineers
- United States Naval Aviators
- University of Oklahoma alumni
- Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients