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Lovell Gets First Neil Armstrong Award

Jun 12, 2015

James Lovell
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Ohio native and former astronaut James Lovell commander of the Apollo 13, has been chosen to receive the first Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame near Dayton says the award has been established to annually recognize an exceptional aviation performance. Lovell will accept the award October 2 at the hall's annual enshrinement dinner. He is being honored for the high level of skill he showed in helping land the Apollo 13 module after a systems-crippling mishap.