#2507 Overall Influence

Jim Lovell

American astronaut


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

James Arthur Lovell Jr. is a retired American astronaut, naval aviator, and mechanical engineer. In 1968, as command module pilot of Apollo 8, he became, with Frank Borman and William Anders, one of the first three astronauts to fly to and orbit the Moon. He then commanded the 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission which, after a critical failure en route, circled around the Moon and returned safely to Earth through the efforts of the crew and mission control.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public research university in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

University of Southern California

Private research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

United States Naval Academy

United States federal service academy