The Most Famous Astronaut Commander Of Apollo 13

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James Arthur also known as “Jim” Lovell, Jr was born in March 25, 1928 in Cleveland Ohio. During in his lifetime career he launched four different missions into space. First mission was Gemini 7, the second mission was Gemini 12, the third mission was Apollo 8, and the last mission he took was Apollo 13. Jim lovell was in command of his third mission which was Apollo 8, one of the first to enter the lunar orbit. He was selected as an astronaut by NASA in September 1962 in the mission of Apollo 13 he became the first man to journey twice to the moon. Jim Lovell was ranked as captain in the United States Navy he was the main leader in the mission apollo 13. He was one of the most famous astronaut commander of Apollo 13. April 11, 1970 Apollo 13 was created and one of the well sertified mission for the U.S. Around the time of the mission being held, Jim lovell was ranked as captain of Apollo 13. Jim was not alone for his mission Apollo 13, he was accompanied by astronauts, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert. On april 11, 1970 apollo 13 was launched. It was launched from the Kennedy space center in Florida. During the 1950’s and 60’s the US was involved in the cold war a cultural conflict between the Soviet union and other communists nations. In October 1957 Soviet union launched Sputnik 1 first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. Meaning that marked the beginning of a space race meaning an informal competition between the superpowers to see…

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