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Astronaut
    (August 30, 1931-December 27, 1982)
    Selected to NASA's fifth intake of astronauts
    Command module pilot on Apollo 13 (April 11, 1970-April 17, 1970)
    Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1970)
    Elected as a Republican to the Colorado Sixth Congressional District (November, 1982)
    Died of bone cancer
    Portrayed by Kevin Bacon in the film 'Apollo 13'
    He was rejected in his application for NASA's second and third astronaut intake.
    He was only selected to fly on Apollo 13 when it was discovered original crewman Ken Mattingly may have contracted measles.
    His Apollo 13 mission was a failure.
    He was taken off the flight roster for the Apollo-Soyuz test project when he confessed to being in on a scheme in which astronauts would secretly take items into space and sell them on their return.
    He had a reputation for having 'a girl in every port.'
    He was often criticized for having poor dress sense.
    He served his country as an Air Force fighter pilot in the Korean War.
    He played Varsity football.
    He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, a Master of Science in aeronautical science and a Master of Business Administration.
    He served as staff director to the Science and Technology Committee of the U.S Congress.
    He died eight days before he was due to take his seat in Congress.

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