Lancaster in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fred Wallace Haise
Aerospace Walk of Honor
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
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster CA 93534, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas C. McMurtry (about 300 feet away); Brig. General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
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