TITUSVILLE, Fla — It is not every day that one gets to sit down with someone who has made history, let alone the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 13 and Apollo 7 – and at the same time. SpaceFlight Insider was given just such an opportunity during the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Fred Haise talked about the workers and astronauts’ experiences working on Apollo, and also what it was like to be a part of one of the most important accomplishments in human history along with the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 7 – Walt Cunningham. With this week being the 45th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 13, SFI brings you this interview in its entirety.
Haise and Walt Cunningham sat down with this author to discuss the program’s workforce as well as what it was actually like to live and work through the Apollo era. Haise relayed that the drive to get to the Moon saw traditional schedules upended in the relentless pace of “Go Fever.”