ST15316a 45th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission (Jim Lovell, Apollo 13, Apollo 13 Command module descends on Earth, Fred Haise, Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert (1931–1982), Apollo 13 Command module “Odyssey” in Pacific Ocean, April 17, 1970)
Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell carries the ALSEP packages during training at the Cape. Fred Haise is in the background at the left, apparently walking out from the training building. The RTG pallet is on Lovell's left. Note the locking mechanism with which the pallets are secured to the carrybar and, also, the Universal Handling Tool (UHT) attached to each of the pallets. 28 January 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague. NASA Share this slide:
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
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.