Jim Lovell (born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut. He was pilot of the Apollo 8 and commander of the Apollo 13 mission. Crew of Apollo 13 mission failed to land on Moon because of loss of electric power and failure of both oxygen tanks due to technical problems. Because of efforts of crew and ground control room, all three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely. On December 11, 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Madison honored him with an Honorary Doctorate of Science.