Ken Mattingly

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Birthday
17, 1936
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Notable for his participation in the Apollo 16 lunar mission; the STS-4 voyage of the Space Shuttle Columbia; and the STS-51-C flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery, this NASA astronaut was also originally on the Apollo 13 crew roster, but did not participate in this mission because of concerns that he had contracted measles.

Before Fame

After completing his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering at Auburn University, he enlisted in the United States Navy and went on to train at Edwards Air Force Base's Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School.

Trivia

Upon ending his career with NASA, he worked for the Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics corporations.

Family Life

Born Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II, he spent his early years in Chicago, Illinois and Hialeah, Florida.

Associated With

He and John Young were both crew members on the Apollo 16 mission of 1972.