Jim Lovell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Jim Lovell

American astronaut

Date of Birth: 25-Mar-1928

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Profession: astronaut, screenwriter, military officer, test pilot, aircraft pilot

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Jim Lovell

  • James Arthur Lovell Jr.
  • (; born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut, Naval Aviator, mechanical engineer, and retired Navy captain.
  • In 1968, as command module pilot of Apollo 8, he became one of the first three humans to fly to and orbit the Moon.
  • He then commanded the 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission which, after a critical failure en route, circled around the Moon and returned safely to Earth through the efforts of the crew and mission control.
  • Lovell had previously flown on two Gemini missions, Gemini 7 in 1965 and Gemini 12 in 1966.
  • He was the first person to fly into space four times.
  • One of 24 people to have flown to the Moon, Lovell was the first person to fly to it twice.
  • He is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (in 1970, as one of 17 recipients in the Space Exploration group), and co-author of the 1994 book Lost Moon, on which the 1995 film Apollo 13 was based.

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