Ken Mattingly

Astronaut

1936 –

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Who is Ken Mattingly?

Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II, better known as Ken Mattingly, is a retired American astronaut, Naval Aviator and Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who flew on the Apollo 16, STS-4 and STS-51-C missions. He had been scheduled to fly on Apollo 13, but was held back due to concerns about a potential illness. He later flew as Command Module pilot for Apollo 16, making him one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

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Born
Mar 17, 1936
Chicago
Also known as
  • Thomas Kenneth \"Ken\" Mattingly
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Miami Edison High School
  • Bachelor of Science, Auburn University
    Aerospace Engineering
    ( - 1958)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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