“Jack Swigert, the ruggedly handsome bachelor astronaut who flew to the moon aboard Apollo 13, took considerable ribbing about his being a Romeo. Friends said his favorite ploy was to invite young ladies up to his apartment to see, not his etchings, but what he claimed were his moon rocks.”
- Bob Ward, The Light Stuff
I think that every space book is required by law to have a “Jack Swigert Loves the Ladies” passage.
(16 April 1970) — This photograph of Earth was taken from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Apollo 13 spacecraft during its trans-Earth journey home. The most visible land mass includes southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The peninsula of Baja California is clearly seen. Most of the land area is under heavy cloud cover. The Apollo 13 crew consisted of astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., commander; John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot; and Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot.