- Fred Haise
name =Fred Wallace Haise, Jr.
date_birth = birth date and age|1933|11|14
occupation =Test Pilot
selection =1966 NASA Group
time =5d 22h 54m
Apollo 13, ALT
Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. (pronounced 'Hayes') (born November 14, 1933) is a former
NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 men to have flown to the Moon.
Haise was born in
Biloxi, Mississippi. He attended Biloxi High Schooland Perkinston Junior College (now Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College). He graduated with honors in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Oklahomain 1959. He completed post graduate courses in the USAFAerospace Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Basein 1964 and the Harvard Business School[http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/pmd/ PMD Program] in 1972.
He completed Naval flight training in 1954 and served as a
United States Marine Corpsfighter pilot.
NASAcareer began as an Aeronautical Research Pilot at Lewis Research Centerin 1959. Further assignments were held as a Research Pilot at the NASA's Dryden Flight Research Centerin 1963 and as an astronaut at the Johnson Space Centerin 1966. Haise was the first of the 1966 group to be assigned to Apollo duties - ahead of some group 3 members. He served on the back-up crew for the Apollo 8, Apollo 11, and Apollo 16 moonmissions. He flew as the Lunar Module Pilot on the aborted Apollo 13lunar mission in 1970. He was also scheduled as commander for the cancelled Apollo 19mission. He later flew five flights as the Commander of the space shuttle"Enterprise", in 1977, for the Approach and Landing TestsProgram at Edwards Air Force Base, and was selected to command the original STS-2 mission to rescue the Skylabspace station in 1979, but was cancelled due to the long delays in the Shuttle's development as well as the break-up of the Skylab in mid-1979.
Fred Haise is married to the former F. Patt Price of Rogers, Texas. He has four children from a previous marriage to the former Mary (Sissy) Grant of Biloxi, Mississippi: Mary M. (Margaret) born on January 25, 1956; Frederick T., born on May 13, 1958; Stephen W., born on June 30, 1961 and Thomas J., born on July 6, 1970.
Haise retired from NASA in June 1979, and became a manager with Grumman Aerospace Corporation, before retiring in 1996. In 1995, Haise was inducted into the
Aerospace Walk of Honor.
Haise on film
In 1995, Haise was portrayed by
Bill Paxtonin the movie "Apollo 13". He was also portrayed by Adam Baldwinin the mini-series "From The Earth To The Moon".
* [http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/haise-fw.html NASA.gov biography]
* [http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/astronauts/english/haise_fred.htm Spacefacts biography of Fred Haise]
* [http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/speakers.asp?1+EV+441 Fred Haise Biography]
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