STP47 - So Much More Than Apollo 13 - An Interview With Fred Haise

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This week we're joined by Apollo legend Fred Haise. Known for being the lunar module pilot on the ill fated Apollo 13 mission, but we wanted to talk to him about the other parts of his life which often get left behind, in particular the Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests, of which he commanded three on the Space Shuttle Enterprise.

Find out more about Fred's new book "Never Panic Early" -

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This week's news:


Mon 19th July: CASC: Long March 2C/E: Yaogan-30 10:


Tues 20th July; Blue Origin: New Shephard: NS-16


Post Flight Press Conference and onboard footage:

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$200 Million to the Smithsonian:

$19 Million to Non Profits:

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Club For The Future:

Hubble Is Back Online:

SpaceX Fires Super Heavy Rocket Booster for First Time:

China's Mars Rover Zhurong Found It's Parachute and Backshell.

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Emily Carney

A veteran of the United States Navy, Carney became a freelance writer back in 2008 and started a blog called This Space Available, which is hosted by the National Space Society.

In 2011, Carney founded a facebook group Space Hipsters. Originally intended to be a place to share news and insights amongst friends, this community has now grown to close to 20,000 members including astronauts, engineers, scientists, historians and space flight enthusiasts from around the globe.





Dave Giles

Giles is a singer/songwriter from London, England who has always had a passion for space flight. Since his early years he’s been looking skyward and though he ended up wielding a guitar for a living, space exploration is alway on his mind and one of his most popular songs is about astronaut Gene Cernan, ‘The Last Man On The Moon’.

In 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Giles visited all of the crewed space vehicles flown by NASA from Freedom 7 to the Space Shuttle Orbiters.

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