Legends of Airpower

Legends of Airpower

Jim Lovell

He grew up fascinated by rockets, but his family couldn’t afford to send him to the elite schools that taught rocketry. Jim Lovell went instead to the Naval Academy, becoming a fighter pilot before joining the space program. Lovell became a household name when an oxygen tank on Apollo 13 exploded on the way to the moon. But it was his never-say-die attitude that helped bring Lovell and his men back to Earth.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #301

Thursday, July 18 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

additional airdates

  • Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 pm on 12.2
  • Friday, July 19 at 1:00 am on 12.1
  • Friday, July 19 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

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Fifty-two men and women who made America’s air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.