Apollo 13 astronaut John Swigert in formal suit, 1966.
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Swigert was the Command Module Pilot for the ill-fated Apollo 13 mision launched on 11th April 1970 on what was intended to be the third Apollo manned Moon landing mision. The mision had to be abandoned after an explosion in the Service Module just over half way to the Moon. The astronauts returned safely to Earth after a forced trans-lunar flight.