Fred Haise, Jim Lovell, and Jack Swigert
From left, Fred Haise, Jim Lovell, and Jack Swigert, May 1970

The photo is courtesy of a Life Magazine shoot apparently done in Jack’s bachelor pad after Apollo 13 ambled its way back to Earth. There is one photo from this series of Jack holding what looks like a highball glass lounging in a fur recliner (YES HE OWNED ONE. WHY DO YOU ACT SO SURPRISED? HE HAD A LOT OF LAYDEEZ). I have been valiantly trying to hunt it down for ages. It pretty much says everything.

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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