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Welcome to my page. I hope you enjoy a little personal information about me and my career. All the items that I will be selling are from my personal collection. Should you have any questions feel free to ask. The item I am selling is:
an autographed 10 x 8 photo of the Apollo 13 damaged spacecraft
I graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June of 1952. I was chosen in September 1962 for the space program following extensive experience as a Naval Aviator and Test Pilot.During the Gemini mission program I executed various commands, including;backup pilot for the Gemini 4 flight, and backup commander for Gemini 9 flight.I was the pilot on the history making Gemini 7 flight, which saw the first rendezvous of two manned spacecraft in 1965, and the commander of the Gemini 12 mission in 1966 that perfected astronaut extra vehicular operations. At the close of the Gemini program, I became command Module Pilot and Navigator for the epic 6 day journey on Apollo 8 -- man’s maiden voyage to the moon where he and fellow crewman were the first humans to leave the earth’s gravitational influence and backup commander to Neil Armstrong for the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. My fourth and final flight was on the perilous Apollo 13 mission in 1970. As spacecraft commander, Lovell and his crew successfully modified their lunar module into an effective lifeboat when their cryogenic oxygen system failed. Their emergency activation and operation of the lunar module systems conserved both electrical power and water in sufficient supply to assure their survival in space and their safe return to earth. In 1994, Jeff Kluger and I wrote Lost Moon, the story of the courageous mission of Apollo 13.In 1995, the film version of the bestseller, “Apollo 13” was released to rave reviews.