Posts Tagged ‘Apollo 13’

Infinity lifts off at Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast

BAY ST. LOUIS: The towering sculpture of a soaring eagle greets motorists as they turn into the massive gravel parking lot just off Interstate 10 in Hancock County. Crafted from hurricane-battered timber and scrap metal from a nearby rocket test stand, the lone eagle is the first to welcome visitors to the new Infinity Science […] [...]

“Houston, we’ve had a problem”

by Stephen McDill Published: April 18,2010

Tags: Apollo 13, Fred Haise, NASA

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise recalls the mission’s perilous voyage… and heroic return. Failure. As Odyssey, command module for NASA’s Apollo 13 lunar mission, hurtled back to Earth at an altitude of more than 34,000 miles, lunar module pilot Fred Wallace Haise Jr. was worried not about whether or not the spacecraft’s epoxy-resin heat shield […] [...]

Gulf Coast Gears Up for New Tourist Attraction

by Stephen McDill Published: April 18,2010

Tags: Apollo 13, Fred Haise, John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA

In the world of science and education, Apollo  13 astronaut and Biloxi native Fred Haise is half rock star, half cheerleader. When he’s not signing autographs for teachers and school children, he is actively involved on the board of the Infinity Science Center, a $42 million, 72,000 square foot digital showcase coming soon to the […] [...]

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