Join us for the next installment of our continuing Thought Leader Series 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise will discuss his experience on that fateful mission and his career at NASA while touching on his current projects.
This is a free event, but seating is limited. Tickets must be presented at the door for entry.
In 1970, NASA's darkest hour turned into one of its greatest triumphs. Successfully navigating the crew of Apollo 13 home after the catastrophic failure of their spacecraft proved the accuracy of the famous words attributed to this mission.
Failure was never an option.
On March 16, join us at Space Center Houston to hear from one of the Apollo 13 astronauts, Fred Haise, as he discusses his long and storied NASA career. Haise is one of 24 people to fly to the moon, retiring from NASA in 1979.
Haise was instrumental in the development of the Space Shuttle Program, commanding three free flights of the shuttle Enterprise, carried each time by Space Center Houston's own shuttle carrier aircraft, NASA 905.
Haise accumulated 9,300 hours of flight time, including 6,200 hours in jets and was an accomplished test pilot before being selected as an astronaut in 1966. He has written two papers evaluating the flying qualities of aircraft.
Among his awards are the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Haley Astronautics Award, the General Thomas D. White Space Trophy, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, and the NASA Special Achievement Award.