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 ill-fated 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 1,615,618 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ken Mattingly is the 40th most popular astronaut (up from 52nd in 2019), the 2,270th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,482nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ken Mattingly ranks 40 out of 524Before him are Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Michael P. Anderson, William Anders, Charles Duke, and Thomas P. Stafford. After him are Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Michael J. Smith, Jean-Loup Chrétien, Alfred Worden, and Viktor Patsayev.

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Among people born in 1936, Ken Mattingly ranks 123Before him are Koji Sasaki, Aleida March, A. B. Yehoshua, Charles Dutoit, Frances Shand Kydd, and J. Michael Bishop. After him are Andrew Grove, Costas Simitis, Glenda Jackson, Carol Gilligan, Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, and Dean Stockwell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Mattingly ranks 2,270 out of 15,968Before him are Dean Cain (1966), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Oliver Winchester (1810), Joan Allen (1956), Leslie White (1900), and George Lakoff (1941). After him are George Segal (1934), Stephen Foster (1826), Steve Fossett (1944), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), William Bates (1860), and Harold Bloom (1930).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Ken Mattingly ranks 23Before him are Frank Borman (1928), Alan Bean (1932), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Charles Duke (1935), and Thomas P. Stafford (1930). After him are Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Michael J. Smith (1945), Alfred Worden (1932), Gordon Cooper (1927), and Ronald Evans (1933).