Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009

Jim Lovell

Commander, Apollo 13

Age: 81

Life as an astronaut: Denied the chance to land on the moon, brought crippled Apollo 13 ship safely into port; orbited the moon on historic Apollo 8; orbited Earth on Gemini 7 and Gemini 12

Life as a civilian: Author, public speaker and film consultant; has held various executive positions in the telecommunications industry; opened a restaurant in Lake Forest, Ill., with his eldest son, a chef