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.

https://www.cradleofaviation.org/

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

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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
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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.

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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!

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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

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Laura

Thanks for sharing an interesting story . . . . that includes your grandfather.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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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. 

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Laura - This sounds great.  I like the behind the scenes particularly.

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Laura - I hope that you have a fabulous weekend with lots of fun and relaxing.

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