Here's in in-depth look at the life of astronaut Fred Haise.
Personal: Birth date: November 14, 1933
Birth place: Biloxi, Mississippi
Birth name: Fred Wallace Haise, Jr.
Father: Fred Haise Sr.
Mother: Lucille (Blacksher) Haise
Marriages: F. Patt (Price) Haise (1979 - present); Mary Griffin Grant (June 4, 1954 - 1978, divorced)
Children: with Mary Grant: Thomas Jesse, June 6, 1970; Stephen William, June 30, 1961; Frederick Thomas, May 13, 1958; Mary Margaret, January 25, 1956
Education: Perkins Junior College, A.A., 1952; University of Oklahoma, 1959, B.S., Aeronautical Engineering; Harvard University, Harvard Business School, P.M.D., 1972
Military service: U.S. Navy, 1952-1954 naval aviation cadet; U.S. Marine Corps, 1954-1956; Oklahoma Air National Guard, 1957-1963; U.S. Air Force, 1961-1962, Captain
Other Facts: Served in the backup crew for Apollo 11 with Jim Lovell and William Anders.
Test pilot of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
Timeline: 1952 - Joins the U.S. Navy as a naval aviation cadet at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.
1954-1956 - Is assigned to the U.S. Marine Corp as a fighter pilot.
1957 - Joins the Oklahoma Air National Guard.
1961-1962 - Is called for active duty by the US Air Force.
1956-1966 - Research test pilot.
April 1966 - Haise is part of the fifth group of men chosen by NASA to become astronauts.
April 11-17, 1970 - Serves as the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 13 with Commander Jim Lovell and Command Module Pilot John L. Swigert, Jr. The mission lasts 5 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes, and 41 seconds. An oxygen tank explosion two and half days into the flight causes the mission to be aborted and the remaining time is spent working towards the crew's safe return.
April 17, 1970 - The crew returns to earth safely, splashing down in the South Pacific Ocean.
April 18, 1970 - Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Nixon.
August 23, 1973 - Crashes World War II training plane suffering second degree burns over 65% of his body
August 12, 1977 - Pilots the first test flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, 5½ minutes after its release from a Boeing 747 to a safe landing in the Mojave Desert near Edwards Air Force Base in California.
June 29, 1979 - Retires from NASA.
1979-1996 - Works for Grumman Aerospace Corporation.