NASA astronaut on campus for free event Sept. 11

NASA astronaut Jack Lousma will give a free talk about his experiences at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in Dart Auditorium.

Famously, Lousma received the “Houston, we’ve had a problem” message from Apollo 13, the 1970 manned lunar landing attempt that was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded, leading to the dramatic three-day effort to bring the crew members safely back to Earth.

A Michigan native, Lousma was one of 19 selected to join NASA as an astronaut in 1966. He went on to man the Skylab space station for two months in 1973 and to command the space shuttle Columbia during its March 1982 mission.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Please register on the Among the Stars webpage.