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WHAT: Sy Liebergot, former Apollo flight controller, will present a public lecture describing the unfolding failure of the Apollo 13 oxygen tank explosion in April 1970. “Houston, we’ve had a problem” are the words that marked the first signs of impending failure that nearly killed three astronauts in space. The crisis management employed to avert disaster is widely considered to be NASA’s finest hour. Sy Liebergot was a key flight controller during the ordeal, and relates the historic details of the explosion. He is best known for being a member of the team that brought Apollo13 back home. John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences are sponsoring this lecture. WHO: Sy Liebergot became a veteran flight controller, most notably the Lead EECOM (Electrical, Environmental, Consumables) flight controller throughout all Apollo manned missions and an EGIL (Skylab EECOM) for all of the Skylab program missions. The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal. The crew of Apollo 13 was comprised of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert. WHERE: Dolan Center for Science and Technology/Donahue Auditorium John Carroll University 20700 North Park Boulevard University Heights, OH 44118 WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2007 7:30 p.m. CONTACT: Rick Valente Executive Director, Information Services John Carroll University 216.397.1750