Jim Lovell - Test pilot, NASA Astronaut; born James Arthur Lovell Jr. on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio but his family moved to Milwaukee when he was young. Lovell graduated from Juneau High School in Milwaukee and
attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison for two years under the "Flying Midshipman" program.
One of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, Lovell is most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control.
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Above: The official portrait of astronaut James Lovell. Next to him is a model of a Titan rocket with a Gemini capsule payload.
Above: Astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. are welcomed aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp after their Gemini 12 spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on November 15, 1966.
Above:The Apollo 13 lunar landing mission prime crew 12 days after their return to Earth. from left to right are: Commander, James A. Lovell Jr., Command Module pilot, John L. Swigert Jr.and Lunar Module pilot, Fred W. Haise Jr.