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Ken Mattingly

Ken Mattingly

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 03/17/1936
  • Date of Death: 10/31/2023
  • First Flight: 04/16/1972
  • Last Flight: 01/24/1985


Ken Mattingly, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II better known as Ken Mattingly, is a former American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and astronaut 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.

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