Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009

Fred Haise

Lunar-module pilot, Apollo 13

Age: 75

Life as an astronaut: The moon slipped by when an explosion crippled his ship; was chosen to command Apollo 18 before the mission was canceled

Life as a civilian: The lunar module saved the Apollo 13 crew; fittingly, he went to work for Grumman, which had built the lander