Remembering Apollo 13 - Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise head for Pad 39A and a voyage they will never forget. Apollo 13 was launched to the Moon on April 11, 1970.

Remembering Apollo 13 - Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise head for Pad 39A and a voyage they will never forget. Apollo 13 was launched to the Moon on April 11, 1970.

The original Apollo 13 crew, from left to right: Jim Lovell, Thomas “Ken” Mattingly, Fred Haise. Credit: NASA

The original Apollo 13 crew, from left to right: Jim Lovell, Thomas “Ken” Mattingly, Fred Haise. Credit: NASA

Neil Armstrong (right) and Ken Mattingly during a geology field trip in Iceland 1967 as part of astronaut training for Apollo missions to the moon.     a11.s67-33609.jpg 762×519 pixels

Neil Armstrong (right) and Ken Mattingly during a geology field trip in Iceland 1967 as part of astronaut training for Apollo missions to the moon. a11.s67-33609.jpg 762×519 pixels

Apollo 13 crew portrait with their Saturn V behind, including original CMP member Ken Mattingly, who was pulled from the flight 48 hours before launch and replaced with backup Jack Swigert, due to the possibility of being exposed to the measles.

Apollo 13 crew portrait with their Saturn V behind, including original CMP member Ken Mattingly, who was pulled from the flight 48 hours before launch and replaced with backup Jack Swigert, due to the possibility of being exposed to the measles.

Ken Mattingly, originally scheduled to fly on Apollo 13, was scratched due to his exposure to the measles, flew on Apollo 16 and later on the space shuttle.

Ken Mattingly, originally scheduled to fly on Apollo 13, was scratched due to his exposure to the measles, flew on Apollo 16 and later on the space shuttle.

45 Years Later: Apollo 13 Life Lessons - The original crew of the Apollo 13 mission, with Jim Lovell (left), Ken Mattingly (center) and Fred Haise (right) in their astronaut suits. |

45 Years Later: Apollo 13 Life Lessons - The original crew of the Apollo 13 mission, with Jim Lovell (left), Ken Mattingly (center) and Fred Haise (right) in their astronaut suits. |

File:Apollo 16 crew.jpg  The prime of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. From left to right: Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module pilot; John W. Young, Commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot.

File:Apollo 16 crew.jpg The prime of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. From left to right: Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module pilot; John W. Young, Commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot.

Astronaut Ken Mattingly's spacesuit, worn on Apollo 16.  Mattingly orbited the moon while John Young and Charles Duke descended to the lunar surface...

Astronaut Ken Mattingly's spacesuit, worn on Apollo 16. Mattingly orbited the moon while John Young and Charles Duke descended to the lunar surface...

FIGURE 86.-Astronauts Ken Mattingly and Neil Armstrong. studying geology in Iceland.

FIGURE 86.-Astronauts Ken Mattingly and Neil Armstrong. studying geology in Iceland.

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