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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.

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Remembering Apollo 16 - Astronauts John Young, Ken Mattingly and Charlie Duke prepare to depart their crew quarters at Kennedy Space Center prior to launching to the Moon. This Date in 1972. www.Retro Space Images.com

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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.

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The Apollo 16 crew: Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot; John W. Young, commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot.

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

Ken Mattingly performs his deep -space EVA retrieving film cassettes from the CSM's exterior

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from NASA

Apollo 16

Apollo 16 patch - "Explore the Highlands" Astronauts John W. Young, Charles M. Duke, Jr., and Thomas K. Mattingly II launched on April 16, 1972