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Ken Mattingly

1936 - Today

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Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II (born March 17, 1936) is an American former 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. Mattingly had been scheduled to fly on the Apollo 13 mission, but three days prior to launch, he was held back and replaced by Jack Swigert due to exposure to German measles (which Mattingly did not contract). Mattingly later flew as Command Module Pilot for Apollo 16 and made 64 lunar orbits, making him one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Mattingly has received more than 1,757,236 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ken Mattingly is the 47th most popular astronaut (down from 40th in 2019), the 2,516th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,269th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ken Mattingly ranks 47 out of 524Before him are Fred Haise, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Vladimir Shatalov, Pavel Belyayev, Valentin Bondarenko, and Jean-Loup Chrétien. After him are Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Thomas P. Stafford, Mirosław Hermaszewski, Toktar Aubakirov, and Michael J. Smith.

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Among people born in 1936, Ken Mattingly ranks 137Before him are Louis Gossett Jr., Zeynab Khanlarova, Robert Downey Sr., A. B. Yehoshua, Julio María Sanguinetti, and Jacques Charrier. After him are Hifikepunye Pohamba, Arend Lijphart, Klaus Kinkel, Leonel Sánchez, Glenda Jackson, and Philippe Sollers.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Mattingly ranks 2,516 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Culp (1930), Dean Cain (1966), Thelma Ritter (1902), Dorothea Tanning (1910), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and James Dwight Dana (1813). After him are Rob Schneider (1963), Aldrich Ames (1941), Kate Millett (1934), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Paul Rudd (1969), and Captain Beefheart (1941).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Ken Mattingly ranks 24Before him are Alan Bean (1932), Frank Borman (1928), John Young (1930), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), and Fred Haise (1933). After him are Gordon Cooper (1927), Wally Schirra (1923), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Michael J. Smith (1945), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), and Sally Ride (1951).