|Capt. Jim Lovell|
Lovell, 87, is best known for his calm, careful command of his final space flight to the moon on Apollo 13 in 1970 when he reiterated those famous words, "Houston, we've had a problem." This happened after an explosion two days into the flight caused the mission to be aborted and Lovell and his crew had to convert their lunar module "Aquarius" into a lifeboat to get home safely.
Lovell was the pilot on Gemini 7, which involved the first manned spacecraft rendezvous; commander of Gemini 12; and command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to orbit the moon. Lovell and his two crewmates gave humans their first long-range view of our planet and read a passage from the creation story in Genesis on Christmas Eve.
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