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Jack Swigert

Jack SwigertAKA John Leonard Swigert, Jr.

Born: 30-Aug-1931
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Died: 27-Dec-1982
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Astronaut
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Command Module Pilot on Apollo 13

Military service: USAF (1953-56); Massachusetts Air National Guard (1957-60); Connecticut Air National Guard (1960-65)

Command Module Pilot, Apollo 13, April 11 to 17, 1970. Flew to the moon, but did not land because of an equipment failure en route. He won election to Colorado's 6th Congressional District in 1982, though died from the effects of bone cancer prior to taking office. Swigert never married and has no children.

    High School: Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO
    High School: East High School, Denver, CO
    University: BSME, University of Colorado at Boulder (1953)
    University: MS Aerospace Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1965)
    University: MBA, University of Hartford (1967)

    BDM Corporation VP (1979)
    North American Aviation Test Pilot (1964-66)
    Pratt & Whitney Test Pilot (1957-64)
    American Astronautical Society
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Society of Experimental Test Pilots Associate Fellow
    Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
    Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970
    Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame 1988
    NASA Distinguished Service Medal

    For All Mankind (Jan-1989) [VOICE]

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