Fred Wallace Haise, Jr.
NASA ASTRONAUT BIOGRAPHY
Retro-posted: April 10, 1970
Portrait of Haise. Photo: NASA
Born in Biloxi, Miss., on Nov. 14, 1933; his mother, Mrs. Fred W. Haise, Sr., resides in Biloxi.
Brown hair; brown eyes; height: 5 feet 9 1/2 inches; weight: 150 pounds.
Graduated from Biloxi High School, Biloxi, Miss.; attended Perkinston Junior College (Association of Arts); received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1959.
Married to the former Mary Griffin Grant of Biloxi, Miss. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Grant Jr., reside in Biloxi.
Mary M., January 25, 1956; Frederick T., May 13, 1958; Stephen W., June 30, 1961.
Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, and Phi Theta Kappa.
Recipient of the A.B. Honts Trophy as the outstanding graduate of class 64A from the Aerospace Research Pilot School in 1964, awarded the American Defense Ribbon and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots Ray E. Tenhoff Award for 1966.
Haise was a research pilot at the NASA Flight Research Center
at Edwards, Calif., before coming to Houston and the Manned Spacecraft
Center; and from September 1959 to March 1963, he was a research pilot at
the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time, he
authored the following papers which have been published: a NASA TND,
entitled "An Evaluation of the Flying Qualities of Seven General-Aviation
Aircraft;" NASA TND 3380, "Use of Aircraft for Zero Gravity Environment,
May 1966;" SAE Business Aircraft Conference Paper, entitled "An Evaluation
of General Aviation Aircraft Flying Qualities," March 30-April 1, 1966;
and a paper delivered at the tenth symposium of the Society of
Experimental Test Pilots, entitled "A Quantitative/Qualitative Handling
Qualities Evaluation of Seven General-Aviation Aircraft," 1966.
He was the Aerospace Research Pilots School's outstanding graduate of
Class 64A and served with the U.S. Air Force from October 1961 to August
1962 as a tactical fighter pilot and as Chair of the 164th
Standardization-Evaluation Flight of the 164th Tactical Fighter Squadron
at Mansfield Ohio. from March 1957 to September 1959, he was a
fighter-interceptor pilot with the 185th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in
the Oklahoma Air National Guard.
He also served as a tactics and all weather flight instructor in the U.S.
Navy Advanced Training Command at NAAS Kingsville, Texas, and
was assigned as a U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot to VMF-533 and
114 at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., from March 1954 to September 1956.
His military career began in October 1952 as a Naval Aviation Cadet at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.
He has accumulated 5,800 hours flying time, including 3,000 hours in jets.
Mr. Haise is one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. He served as backup lunar module pilot for the Apollo 8 and 11 missions.
$1,698.00 per month.
Flight Data File
Mission: Apollo 13
James A. Lovell, Jr.
John L. Swigert, Jr.
Fred W. Haise
Saturn V AS-508
1913 GMT, April 11, 1970
Lunar landing site:
The rocket - A description of the Saturn V launch vehicle.
The launch - A brief story about what should happen during the departure from Earth.
Jim Lovell - Meet the mission commander.
Jack Swigert - Meet the command module pilot.
Sign up for our NewsAlert service and have the latest news in astronomy and space e-mailed directly to your desktop (free of charge).