Mattingly joined the united states navy in 1958 and earned his aviator wings flying from aircraft carriers until 1963.
Ken mattingly hero.
Ken mattingly apollo s humble hero.
Days before launch he had been bumped from the third lunar landing attempt after being exposed to the measles.
Nasa houston we ve had a problem apollo 13 launched on april 11 1970.
Among the many unsung heroes laboring to save the crew of the ill fated apollo 13 was the aerospace engineer and rookie astronaut ken mattingly.
The movie shows him wallowing on the couch with a can of.
He is perhaps best remembered however as the astronaut who stayed home from the ill fated.
Mattingly had been scheduled to fly on apollo 13 but three days prior to launch he was held back and removed from the mission due to exposure to german.
There wasn t an airplane big enough he adds with a wry smile.
Nasa astronaut thomas kenneth mattingly ii was born in illinois on march 17 1936 and raised in florida.
The mission s motto ex luna scientia from the moon knowledge.
Ken mattingly is a nasa astronaut who flew on the apollo 16 mission and twice on the space shuttle.
The command module pilot ken mattingly had no immunity to the disease and had to be replaced in case he developed it in space.
Radm thomas kenneth mattingly ii usn ret.
Well uh yes well i uh had a black cat walk over a broken mirror under the lunar module ladder didn t seem to be a problem.
Charlie duke also.
He attended auburn university where he earned a degree in aeronautical engineering.
Swigert had just replaced ken mattingly as command module pilot after mattingly was exposed to german measles.
Just 72 hours before the scheduled launch of apollo 13 ken mattingly was removed from the mission and replaced by jack swigert from the back up crew as command module pilot.
Born march 17 1936 is a former american aviator aeronautical engineer test pilot rear admiral in the united states navy and astronaut who flew on the apollo 16 sts 4 and sts 51 c missions.