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Fred Wallace Haise 


Aerospace Walk of Honor

 
 
Fred Wallace Haise 
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By Denise Boose, July 5, 2013
1. Fred Wallace Haise 
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Inscription. Fred Haise is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot who, in 1970, was a crewmember on the dramatic Apollo 13 aborted lunar mission. Due to an oxygen tank explosion, the crew had to utilize the Lunar Module "Aquarius" as a lifeboat. This mission will stand in history as a hallmark example of the ingenuity of a highly trained flight and ground team to develop "real time" procedures and techniques to overcome a life-threatening situation. 

Haise logged more than 9,100 hours in flight, including 6,000 in jets, in more than 80 types of aircraft and spacecraft. He served as the backup Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 8 and 11 Lunar Missions and as the backup Commander for the Apollo 16 Lunar Mission. Haise was appointed Commander of the Apollo 19 Mission which was scheduled to be the final lunar flight until the cancellation of the last two Apollo missions.


Haise served as Commander on five flights in the 1977 approach and Landing Test program of the initial Space Shuttle "Enterprise."


Fred Haise was born in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1933. He was the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School Outstanding Graduate (Class 64A). He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA Distinguished and Exceptional Service Medal, National Management Club "Gold Knight" Award, the Haley, White, Honts, Tenhoff,
Fred Wallace Haise 
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By Denise Boose, July 5, 2013
2. Fred Wallace Haise 
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Schilling and Kincheloe Awards.

Established in 1990 by the Lancaster City Council, the Aerospace Walk of Honor celebrates test pilots who were associated with Edwards AFB. Recognition is awarded for distinguished aviation careers marked by significant and obvious achievements beyond one specific accomplishment.
 
Erected by Lancaster City Council.
 
Location. 34° 41.878′ N, 118° 8.385′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West Lancaster Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster CA 93534, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, (USAF Retired) (here, next to this marker); Col. Robert L. "Silver Fox" Stephens, USAF 
 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Robert G. "Bob" Ferry, USAF 
 (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuskegee Airmen (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. Manke
Fred Wallace Haise 
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By Denise Boose, July 5, 2013
3. Fred Wallace Haise 
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas C. McMurtry (about 300 feet away); John B. "Jack" McKay (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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