Fred Haise

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Date of Birth November 14, 1933
Place of Birth Biloxi, Mississippi
Age 86 years old
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Fred Haise

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.

Nationality: American
Status: Retired
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
Rank: Captain, USAF
Time in space: 5d 22h 54m
Selection: 1966 NASA Group 5
Missions: Apollo 13, ALT
Retirement: June 29, 1979
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About Fred Haise

Astronaut who served as the lunar module pilot on the famous Apollo 13 mission.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

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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