Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Swigert

John Leonard, Jr. "Jack"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.08.1931
Birthplace:  Denver / Colorado
Marital status:  unmarried
Children:  none
Selection date:  04.04.1966
Selection group:  NASA-5
Position:  CMP
Status:  Ret. ??.04.1973
Date of death:  27.12.1982
Place of death:  Washington D.C.

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Apollo 13  CMP  11.04. - 17.04.1970 5d 22h 54m 
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Total  5d 22h 54m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Apollo 13  CMP

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from University of Colorado, 1953; master of science in aerospace science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1965; master of business administration from the University of Hartford, 1967; three honorary doctorate degrees; fighter pilot, USAF, in Japan and Korea; test pilot Massachusetts and Connecticut Air National Guard; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 2 and group 3; from 1973 - 1977 executive director of the Committee on Science and Technology in the U.S. House of Representatives; was selected for the U.S. House of Representatives, but a week before he would have taken this seat in Congress he died on complications of cancer; hobbies: Golf, handball, bowling, skiing, swimming, basketball, photography.

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