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Jim Lovell

Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ill-fated Apollo 13 flight around the moon. Subject of movie Apollo 13. Received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. French Legion of Honor. Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1998. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1990.

Space Missions:

Apollo 13 (1970)
Third landing attempt aborted near the Moon, due to SM failure. Crew used LM as "life boat" to return to Earth.
Apollo 8 (1968)
First manned flight to Moon; CSM made 10 lunar orbits in 20 hours.
Gemini 12 (1966)
Final Gemini flight. Rendezvoused and docked manually with its target Agena and kept station with it during EVA. Aldrin set an EVA record of 5 hours and 30 minutes for one space walk and two stand-up exercises, and demonstrated solutions to previous EVA problems. 59 orbits completed
Gemini 7 (1965)
When the original Gemini 6 mission was scrubbed because its Agena target for rendezvous and docking failed, Gemini 7 was used for the rendezvous instead. Primary objective was to determine whether humans could live in space for 14 days.
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