The original Apollo 13 crew, from left to right: Jim Lovell, Thomas “Ken” Mattingly, Fred Haise. Credit: NASA

The original Apollo 13 crew, from left to right: Jim Lovell, Thomas “Ken” Mattingly, Fred Haise. Credit: NASA

Apollo 13 crew portrait with their Saturn V behind, including original CMP member Ken Mattingly, who was pulled from the flight 48 hours before launch and replaced with backup Jack Swigert, due to the possibility of being exposed to the measles.

Apollo 13 crew portrait with their Saturn V behind, including original CMP member Ken Mattingly, who was pulled from the flight 48 hours before launch and replaced with backup Jack Swigert, due to the possibility of being exposed to the measles.

45 Years Later: Apollo 13 Life Lessons - The original crew of the Apollo 13 mission, with Jim Lovell (left), Ken Mattingly (center) and Fred Haise (right) in their astronaut suits. |

45 Years Later: Apollo 13 Life Lessons - The original crew of the Apollo 13 mission, with Jim Lovell (left), Ken Mattingly (center) and Fred Haise (right) in their astronaut suits. |

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” –President John F. Kennedy, May 25

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” –President John F. Kennedy, May 25

File:Apollo 16 crew.jpg  The prime of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. From left to right: Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module pilot; John W. Young, Commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot.

File:Apollo 16 crew.jpg The prime of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. From left to right: Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module pilot; John W. Young, Commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot.

La tripulación original del Apolo 13: de izqda. a dcha., Fred Haise, Jim Lovell y Ken Mattingly (NASA).

La tripulación original del Apolo 13: de izqda. a dcha., Fred Haise, Jim Lovell y Ken Mattingly (NASA).

Ken Mattingly, originally scheduled to fly on Apollo 13, was scratched due to his exposure to the measles, flew on Apollo 16 and later on the space shuttle.

Ken Mattingly, originally scheduled to fly on Apollo 13, was scratched due to his exposure to the measles, flew on Apollo 16 and later on the space shuttle.

Astronaut Ken Mattingly's spacesuit, worn on Apollo 16.  Mattingly orbited the moon while John Young and Charles Duke descended to the lunar surface...

Astronaut Ken Mattingly's spacesuit, worn on Apollo 16. Mattingly orbited the moon while John Young and Charles Duke descended to the lunar surface...

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