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James Lovell

James Lovell

Apollo 13 Astronaut

Esteemed as an American hero by a generation of Americans, Capt. James (“Jim”) Lovell courageously captained the ill-fated NASA space mission that shook the world in 1970 and was later dramatized in the film, Apollo 13, based on Lovell’s book, Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“When you don’t know something, don’t try to fake it. Admit it, and move on from there.”