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Speedy Tuesday – Ken Mattingly’s Omega Speedmaster

Speedy Tuesday – Ken Mattingly’s Omega Speedmaster

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...

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

Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell pose on the day before the launch of Apollo 13. Swigert had just replaced Ken Mattingly as command module pilot after Mattingly was exposed to German measles.

Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell pose on the day before the launch of Apollo 13. Swigert had just replaced Ken Mattingly as command module pilot after Mattingly was exposed to German measles.

Ken Mattingly's spacewalk during the return from the Moon, Apollo 16, April 1972

Ken Mattingly's spacewalk during the return from the Moon, Apollo 16, April 1972

45 YEARS AGO DAY: Apollo 16 astronauts Charlie Duke (left), John Young, and Ken Mattingly aboard the recovery training ship “Retriever” on March 22, 1972. Which pic do they use for the album cover?

45 YEARS AGO DAY: Apollo 16 astronauts Charlie Duke (left), John Young, and Ken Mattingly aboard the recovery training ship “Retriever” on March 22, 1972. Which pic do they use for the album cover?

Apollo 16 Crew Members are from Left to Right Thomas K. Mattingly II,John W. Young, Charles M. Duke,Jr.Mission was called Project Apollo

Apollo 16 Crew Members are from Left to Right Thomas K. Mattingly II,John W. Young, Charles M. Duke,Jr.Mission was called Project Apollo

Thomas Kenneth "Ken" Mattingly II, (born March 17, 1936) 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 (which he did not contract). He later flew as Command Module Pilot for Apollo 16, making him one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

Thomas Kenneth "Ken" Mattingly II, (born March 17, 1936) 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 (which he did not contract). He later flew as Command Module Pilot for Apollo 16, making him one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

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.

Apollo 13 party.  Best caption ever: "Charlie Duke giving Ken Mattingly the measles: in progress."

Apollo 13 party. Best caption ever: "Charlie Duke giving Ken Mattingly the measles: in progress."

1970: The original proposed crew of Apollo XIII, Navy Captain James A Lovell Jnr, the Apollo 13 Commander, Thomas Ken Mattingly the Command Module Pilot who was replaced 3 days before lift off by Jack L Swigert Jnr, and Fred W Haise Jnr, the Lunar Module pilot.

1970: The original proposed crew of Apollo XIII, Navy Captain James A Lovell Jnr, the Apollo 13 Commander, Thomas Ken Mattingly the Command Module Pilot who was replaced 3 days before lift off by Jack L Swigert Jnr, and Fred W Haise Jnr, the Lunar Module pilot.

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 16 astronaut Ken Mattingly suits up for training on December 2, 1971

Apollo 16 astronaut Ken Mattingly suits up for training on December 2, 1971