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Group 5 (1966)
Naval aviator ‘TK’ Mattingly flew to the Moon as Command Module Pilot on Apollo 16 after being ground from Apollo 13 two days before launch due to his exposure to German Measles, which he never did succumb to. He decided to remain at NASA as the programme transitioned to the Space Shuttle and Commanded STS-4, the final Orbital Test flight and STS 51C, the first classified military mission before returning to the USN rising to the rank of Rear Admiral.
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