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T.W. Samuels Lecture

Free Admission
Public Event
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:30 PM @ Kirkland Fine Arts Center


Join us for the 2014 T.W. Samuels Lecture, featuring American engineer and former NASA astronaut Fred Haise (above, on right) presenting "Failure is not an Option."

Although best known as a crew member on the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission, Haise began his 20-year NASA career as an aeronautical research pilot, serving on the backup crew for the Apollo 8, 11 and 16 missions. In 1973, while working as a pilot on the set of the Pearl Harbor movie, “Tora! Tora! Tora!,” Haise was severely burned in a plane crash. After 14 months of recovery and rehabilitation, he regained flight status, and in 1977, he served as commander of the space shuttle Enterprise for the approach and landing program at Edwards Air Force Base. Over his 25 years in the service and with NASA, Haise logged 9,100 hours of flying time in more than 80 types of aircraft. Haise left NASA in 1979 to become a test pilot and executive with Grumman Aerospace Corporation and in 1996, he retired as president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services (GTS). 

The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations required. 

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