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Top 7 Fred Haise Quotes (AMERICAN ASTRONAUT)

Top 7 Most Famous Fred Haise Quotes on Space Travel and Apollo 13

We just kept putting off the worry as we focused on the next problem and how to solve it.
We just kept putting off the worry as we focused on the next problem and how to solve it.
As a military pilot and a test pilot, handling unusual situations and aircraft malfunctions was part of the business.
As a military pilot and a test pilot, handling unusual situations and aircraft malfunctions was part of the business.
I immediately loved flying from my first flight and knew that in some way it was going to be a part of my future career!
I immediately loved flying from my first flight and knew that in some way it was going to be a part of my future career!
My biggest emotion on Apollo 13 after the oxygen tank explosion was disappointment that we had lost the landing.
My biggest emotion on Apollo 13 after the oxygen tank explosion was disappointment that we had lost the landing.
My hope is that Stennis will continue to pioneer in the future those advanced propulsion systems that will take us to Mars and beyond.
My hope is that Stennis will continue to pioneer in the future those advanced propulsion systems that will take us to Mars and beyond.
Obviously I'd like NASA to follow their charter - the exploration of our solar system and beyond. I'd like to see people someday go to Mars.
Obviously I’d like NASA to follow their charter – the exploration of our solar system and beyond. I’d like to see people someday go to Mars.
Knowing that you were going to fly to the moon, walk on the moon, defies description...
Knowing that you were going to fly to the moon, walk on the moon, defies description…

Fred Haise Short Biography

Born on November 14, 1933, in Biloxi, Mississippi, United States, Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. was an American astronaut who is well known for having been the Lunar Module Pilot for the Apollo 13 mission.

Haise graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1959, he then joined NASA and started working as a civilian research pilot. 

In 1966 he was chosen to be a part of NASA Astronaut Group 5 along with 19 other new astronauts. During this time, he served as a reserve Lunar Module Pilot for both the Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 mission flights. It was on the Apollo 13 mission that Haise had developed a urinary tract infection that left him in pain throughout the entire mission, which he powered through to complete the flight. 

The Apollo program closed in 1977, after which Haise was reassigned to the space shuttle program where he piloted the Enterprise.

He retired from NASA in 1979, after more than 15 years with the agency, he then became Vice President for Space Programs of Grumman Aerospace Corporation.

On October 4, 1997, he was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of fame

Fred Haise currently sits on the board of directors for INFINITY Science Center, which aims to change lives and inspire students.

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