Author Topic: Ken Mattingly 1936 - 2023  (Read 6422 times)

Offline Allan F

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Ken Mattingly 1936 - 2023
« on: November 02, 2023, 09:42:17 PM »
Ken Mattingly has left us.
Well, it is like this: The truth doesn't need insults. Insults are the refuge of a darkened mind, a mind that refuses to open and see. Foul language can't outcompete knowledge. And knowledge is the result of education. Education is the result of the wish to know more, not less.

Offline TimberWolfAu

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Re: Ken Mattingly 1936 - 2023
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2023, 11:23:06 PM »
Piloting a larger course now.

Offline Obviousman

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Re: Ken Mattingly 1936 - 2023
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2023, 09:24:33 AM »
Another Apollo man is gone. It's up to us now to ensure he is remembered.

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Re: Ken Mattingly 1936 - 2023
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2023, 04:16:21 PM »
Not many of the Moon astronauts left as time goes by, happens to us all. RIP Ken.
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Offline smartcooky

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Re: Ken Mattingly 1936 - 2023
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2023, 08:49:58 PM »
One of the heroes of Apollo 13.

As most will know, Ken was involved closely with "Steely Eyed Missile Man" John Aaron in establishing a power up sequence for the CSM after it had been shut down. It wasn't quite like the way they depicted it in the Ron Howard movie - most of the sequence was worked out using slide rules and hand written diagrams and notes on graph paper, but its a fascinating story nonetheless, as told by John Aaron in his interview for the NASA Oral History.

https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/AaronJW/AaronJW_1-26-00.htm
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Re: Ken Mattingly 1936 - 2023
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2023, 03:17:25 PM »
One of the heroes of Apollo 13.

As most will know, Ken was involved closely with "Steely Eyed Missile Man" John Aaron in establishing a power up sequence for the CSM after it had been shut down. It wasn't quite like the way they depicted it in the Ron Howard movie - most of the sequence was worked out using slide rules and hand written diagrams and notes on graph paper, but its a fascinating story nonetheless, as told by John Aaron in his interview for the NASA Oral History.

https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/AaronJW/AaronJW_1-26-00.htm
Rather fascinating to say the least.
Truth needs no defense.  Nobody can take those footsteps I made on the surface of the moon away from me.
Eugene Cernan