50 years ago, an astronaut from Apollo 13 announced that he would visit Costa Rica. Astronaut Fred W. Haise Jr. was the most famous of all those invited to come to the third meeting of geologists from Central America, on February 15, 1971.
The meeting was attended by scientists from Europe, North America, South America, and Central America. Many organizations were represented at this scientific event of great importance.
Mr. Haise gave a conference to the press to talk about his experiences during his trip to the Moon. He also appeared on TV to share about his journey with the public. He used slides and films.
The objective of the Apollo 13 mission was to land on the moon. The landing was not carried out because of some difficulties but the satellite was able to circumvent the moon before its return to Earth.