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Jack Swigert

1931 - 1982

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John Leonard Swigert Jr. (August 30, 1931 – December 27, 1982) was an American NASA astronaut, test pilot, mechanical engineer, aerospace engineer, United States Air Force pilot, and politician. In April 1970, as command module pilot of Apollo 13, he became one of twenty-four astronauts who flew to the Moon.Before joining NASA in 1966, Swigert was a civilian test pilot and fighter pilot in the Air National Guard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Swigert has received more than 2,772,382 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jack Swigert is the 79th most popular engineer (down from 51st in 2019), the 1,791st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,267th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Engineer.

Jack Swigert was an astronaut who flew on the Apollo 13 mission. He was the one who famously said "Houston, we have a problem" when the crew found out that an oxygen tank had exploded.

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Among engineers, Jack Swigert ranks 79 out of 323Before him are Henry Royce, Viktor Belenko, Loránd Eötvös, Adam Czerniaków, Nikolay Zhukovsky, and Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener. After him are Marcel Renault, Vannevar Bush, Józef Bem, Henri Farman, Vasily Degtyaryov, and Yuri Kondratyuk.

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Among people born in 1931, Jack Swigert ranks 87Before him are Stig Anderson, Toshiki Kaifu, Márta Mészáros, Tomi Ungerer, Samir Amin, and John Robert Schrieffer. After him are James Tolkan, Mauricio Kagel, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Collins, Takashi Takabayashi, and John Gavin. Among people deceased in 1982, Jack Swigert ranks 63Before him are Mario Del Monaco, Colin Chapman, Eduardo Frei Montalva, Leopold Trepper, Leonid Kogan, and Giovanni Ferrari. After him are Marty Feldman, Pierre Balmain, Bess Truman, Vic Morrow, Pierre Mendès France, and Henry King.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Swigert ranks 1,791 out of 18,182Before him are Zack Snyder (1966), Ida Tarbell (1857), Will Eisner (1917), Jon Favreau (1966), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), and Liv Tyler (1977). After him are Lionel Stander (1908), George Wald (1906), James Tolkan (1931), Vannevar Bush (1890), Pete Sampras (1971), and Kate Capshaw (1953).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Jack Swigert ranks 7Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Jack Kilby (1923), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Henry Gantt (1861), Leslie Groves (1896), and Jimmy Doolittle (1896). After him are Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), Kelly Johnson (1910), and Joseph Strauss (1870).