Apollo 13 45th Anniversary Celebration with Lovell, Haise and Kranz

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Apollo 13 45th Anniversary Celebration with Lovell, Haise and Kranz


Yesterday evening was some treat at the Cradle of Aviation in East Garden City/Union Dale NY. This was a special night because not only was it honoring the two astronauts and flight director and the NASA team who helped return them home safely from this mission. The night also honored those in attendance and who have passed away, that worked on the mission (let that be constructing the Grumman-made Lunar Module, to those who helped guide the team back home on April 17th, 1970). My grandfather, Anthony Schumcaher was one of the Grumman employees who had a hand in engineering the Lunar Module.


We received a behind the scene tour in the minds of Lovell, Haise (Astronauts) and Kranz (flight director) during and after the return of the Apollo 13 mission during their panel discussion. Their insights were full of wisdom. All three shared the same thought process. Many would perceive this mission as a failure but great things came from the event. A movie, books, highlights of Long Island’s history, and ultimately an amazing story of great leadership and teamwork. At the beginning of the Apollo 13 mission, there was not real media coverage given. NASA's intention was to get some coverage to bring a bit more attention to the mission, well, they got the whole nations attention and some. 

Grumman-made Lunar Module

Gene Kranz (Lead Flight Director for Apollo 13). He is the older gentleman in the center of the photo.


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Debbie Gartner
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That is so cool that you got to go Laura.  I heard about this on NPR. How wonderful to be there in person.

Apr 16, 2015 10:03 PM #1
Nicholas Crane
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Wow this must have been a great event.  I am sure it was quite special hearing the behind the scenes story from the brave men who were actually there. 

Thanks for the post.

Apr 16, 2015 11:03 PM #2
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

What a great event and the workers and engineers at the Grumman plant at Calverton were working around the clock to come up with solutions on the capabilities of the Aquarius Lunar Module as it became a lifeboat for the crew to keep them alive just before re-entry.  How exciting that your grandfather worked there, Laura!

Apr 16, 2015 11:26 PM #3
Liz and Bill Spear
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Laura, You've got some of my favorite things in the pictures!  I've visited NASA in Houston and Cape Canaveral, enjoyed visits to Air & Space at the Smithsonian, and seen the Blue Angels fly a number of times (one of my Annapolis companymates was even a Blue Angel pilot for a bit).  Lots of cool stuff at this event!  Bill

Apr 17, 2015 06:17 AM #4
Lou Ludwig
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Thanks for sharing an interesting story . . . . that includes your grandfather.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 17, 2015 09:07 AM #5
Robert Bob Gilbert
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Wow.. What a great night for all who attended. Our friend is huge space program fan and I wonder if he knew about this whole Apollo 13 event. Kudos to grandfather for all his hard work. 

Apr 18, 2015 03:44 AM #6
Christine Donovan
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Laura - This sounds great.  I like the behind the scenes particularly.

Apr 18, 2015 04:20 PM #7
Christine Donovan
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Laura - I hope that you have a fabulous weekend with lots of fun and relaxing.

Apr 18, 2015 04:21 PM #8
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