Remembering Apollo 13 - Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise head for Pad 39A and a voyage they will never forget. Apollo 13 was launched to the Moon on April 11, 1970.

Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XIII Prime Crew: Haise, Lovell, Mattingly (l-r) wearing their Speedmasters. Behind them, their spacecraft on the launch pad –the defective oxygen tank has aleady been installed.

Today marks the 45th Anniversary of launch of Apollo 13. The Sucessful Failure that, despite a crippling explosion to the oxygen tank, managed to bring NASA astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert back to Earth safely.

Today marks the 45th Anniversary of launch of Apollo 13. The Sucessful Failure that, despite a crippling explosion to the oxygen tank, managed to bring NASA astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert back to Earth safely.

Today marks the Anniversary of launch of Apollo The Sucessful Failure that, despite a crippling explosion to the oxygen tank, managed to bring NASA astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert back to Earth safely.

Fred Haise, Astronaut, Apollo 13

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The Crew of Apollo 13

Official NASA photograph of the prime crew for the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission: commander James Lovell, command module pilot John “Jack” Swigert, lunar module pilot Fred Haise ×

The original Apollo 13 crew, from left to right: Jim Lovell, Thomas “Ken” Mattingly, Fred Haise. Credit: NASA

The original Apollo 13 crew. From left to right are: Commander, James A Lovell, Command Module pilot, Thomas K Mattingly and Lunar Module pilot Fred W Haise. Commander Lovel: Bring back traditional flying skills.

Did you know that Fred Haise, of Biloxi, Mississippi, was the module pilot on Apollo 13? Haise would have been the 6th man to walk on the moon if complications had not of derailed the mission. Haise was portrayed by Bill Paxton in the Apollo 13 film along side Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon.  #Mississippian #Apollo13 #astronaut

Did you know that Fred Haise, of Biloxi, Mississippi, was the module pilot on Apollo 13? Haise would have been the 6th man to walk on the moon if complications had not of derailed the mission. Haise was portrayed by Bill Paxton in the Apollo 13 film along side Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon. #Mississippian #Apollo13 #astronaut

How Apollo 13's Dangerous Survival Mission Worked (Infographic) - On April 11, 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 mission to send three astronauts to the moon and mark the third manned lunar landing. The mission aimed to send commander Jim Lovell and lunar module pilot Fred Haise to the lunar surface, while command module pilot Jack Swigert remained in orbit. But on April 13, the mission suffered a crippling explosion that would nearly doom the spaceflight and its crew.

How Apollo 13's Dangerous Survival Mission Worked (Infographic) - On April 11, 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 mission to send three astronauts to the moon and mark the third manned lunar landing. The mission aimed to send commander Jim Lovell and lunar module pilot Fred Haise to the lunar surface, while command module pilot Jack Swigert remained in orbit. But on April 13, the mission suffered a crippling explosion that would nearly doom the spaceflight and its crew.

Apollo 13 - On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 lifted off for the Moon with Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise aboard.

Apollo 13 - On April Apollo 13 lifted off for the Moon with Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise aboard.

January 17, 1970 – Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell (left) and Fred Haise during water egress training.

January 1970 – Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell (left) and Fred Haise during water egress training.

The ultimate in teamwork ~ Apollo 13 astronauts after rescue, 1970....James Lovell, John Swigert, Fred Haise.

The ultimate in teamwork ~ Apollo 13 astronauts after rescue, Lovell, John Swigert, Fred Haise.

Retired NASA astronaut Fred Haise talks Apollo 13 mission

Retired NASA astronaut Fred Haise talks Apollo 13 mission

The would've been Apollo 19 mission patch.  Fred Haise was due to finally get to walk on the moon.

The would've been Apollo 19 mission patch. Fred Haise was due to finally get to walk on the moon.

Welcome Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise to the 2015 Florida Chautauqua Assembly

Welcome Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise to the 2015 Florida Chautauqua Assembly

Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell pose on the day before the launch of Apollo 13. Swigert had just replaced Ken Mattingly as command module pilot after Mattingly was exposed to German measles.

Apollo 13 crew, Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell pose on the day before launch. Swigert had just replaced Ken Mattingly as command module pilot after Mattingly was exposed to German measles.

Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell pose on the day before launch. Swigert had just replaced Ken Mattingly as command module pilot after Mattingly was exposed to German measles.

The Apollo 13 mission stretched the capabilities of astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise and the people at Mission Control working to rescue them.

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