President Nixon Welcomes the Apollo 13 Crew Home
May 5, 2003
Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., A U.S. Navy captain and Apollo 13 mission commander, salutes the U.S. flag during ceremonies with President Richard M. Nixon at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The Apollo 13 crewmen, Astronauts Lovell, John L. Swigert Jr. (right) and Fred W. Haise Jr. were presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the Chief Executive.
Topics: Fred Haise, Jack Swigert, Apollo program, Lunar plaque, Richard Nixon, Apollo 13, Jim Lovell, Politics