Friday, November 27, 2009

Fred Haise: Ambassador of Exploration

Apollo 13 lunar module pilot Fred Haise, Jr, 76, was originally slated to become the sixth man to walk on the Moon in April 1970. Instead he considers himself fortunate to have survived that ill-fated mission, earning the distinction of having circled behind the Moon and immediately returned to Earth.

The Associated Press via the Fort Mill Times, reports from his hometown of Biloxi that Haise "will receive NASA's Ambassador of Exploration Award during a ceremony Dec. 2 at the Gorenflo Elementary School."

"Haise will then present the award, consisting of a moon rock encased in Lucite for display, to the elementary school, which he attended."

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