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Never Panic Early by Fred Haise and Bill Moore
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Apr 05, 2022 | ISBN 9781588347138

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“The details and harrowing aspects of surviving the explosion aboard Apollo 13 are recounted in a very engaging manner. […] The book includes black-and-white photos and will be enjoyed by scholars as well as space enthusiasts.”


“Haise’s passion for flying is unmistakable…this is an illuminating personal history of NASA’s space program.” 

“This memoir eschews self-revelation in favor of a focus on the work. It’s dense with detail of the day-to-day reality of being a Marine pilot, engineer, and astronaut, filled with acronyms and technical jargon. It’s a down-to-Earth counterpoint to the typical dramatizations about the space race.”

“Anchored by Fred Haise’s lack of ego and his occasionally blunt, often humorous candor, Never Panic Early is the consummate story of how one man overcame enough adversity to fill several lifetimes but ceaselessly kept moving forward.”

“Never Panic Early is a straightforward autobiography about a man who will be forever linked with Apollo 13, but whose career in the military, at NASA, and in industry goes far beyond that single spaceflight.”

“A must read for all who like a fascinating story about the development of the ultimate NASA test pilot, aerospace engineer, and program manager in a field where failure is not an option. Though he is best known for being the lunar module pilot on Apollo 13, Fred was a real standout in the early space shuttle landing test program development. Fred’s early life in Biloxi, flight training, fighter pilot days, and later program management experiences round out a truly great read.”
Bill Anders, Apollo 8 lunar module pilot

“A triumphant story of survival.”
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 astronaut

“For those who are aerospace program enthusiasts or participants, the names, places, and events in this book will resonate. But this book is more than a chronology of events. In Never Panic Early Fred candidly describes how his values and training prepared him for the defining moments he has encountered throughout his life.”
Bob Sieck, former NASA launch director

“No other astronaut can match Fred Haise’s life perspective on Apollo’s accomplishments. Never Panic Early carries the reader through Fred’s personal preparation, which readied him for the challenges as the lunar module pilot of the Apollo 13 crisis, and through the trials and joys of a fantastically productive life after Apollo.”
Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot and former United States Senator

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