Jack Swigert

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Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Denver, CO
Death Date
Dec 27, 1982 (51)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Denver, CO
Death Date
Dec 27, 1982 (51)

About

As Command Module Pilot on the famous Apollo 13 mission, he was the one to report to Houston they had a problem.

Before Fame

After studying Aerospace engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he applied to NASA's astronaut program and was selected for NASA Astronaut Group 5.

Trivia

He was initially part of the backup crew for Apollo 13, but was selected after a prime crew member fell ill with the German Measles.

Family Life

He grew up in Denver, Colorado.

Associated With

James Lovell was the mission leader on the Apollo 13 flight.