Astronaut Jack Swigert parachuting
Before the Old Spice Guy was even alive, Jack Swigert existed. Jack Swigert prepares to get his parachute training on, late 1960s. NASA photo.

Jack is back! Did I mention how difficult it is to find Jack Swigert photos? Although I did find one of him training for Apollo 13’s backup crew…next to John Young, of all people. That may be one of the greatest collisions of badassery and aftershave ever.

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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