Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Lovell

James Arthur, Jr. "Shaky"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  25.03.1928
Birthplace:  Cleveland / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  17.09.1962
Selection group:  NASA-2
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.03.1973

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 7  PLT  04.12. - 18.12.1965 13d 18h 35m 
2  Gemini 12  Command Pilot  11.11. - 15.11.1966 3d 22h 34m 
3  Apollo 8  CMP  21.12. - 27.12.1968 6d 03h 00m 
4  Apollo 13  CDR  11.04. - 17.04.1970 5d 22h 54m 
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7        
Total  29d 19h 03m 
     

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 4  PLT
2  Gemini 9A  Command Pilot
3  Apollo 11  CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science from U.S. Naval Academy, 1952; five honorary doctorate degrees; Captain, USN, Ret.; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 1; from 1971 - 1973 Deputy Director Marshall Space Flight Center; since 1973 President Fisk Telephone Systems; later Executive Vice President, Centel Corporation; then President of Lovell Communications, Chicago; in 1999, he opened up Lovells of Lake Forest, a classic full service restaurant in the heart of West Lake Forest.

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