25. Swigert In The Public Eye
Before joining the others on the Apollo 13 mission, Swigert was actually an Air Force pilot and one could say that he was very lucky to have been on such a historic mission to the moon. After the mission failed, Swigert took time off in 1973 to become a Director of the Committee on Science and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives.
He resigned from both the Committee and from NASA officially in 1977 and became a businessman settled in Virginia. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 but died soon after.
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