Jack Swigert Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Net Worth

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Jack Swigert (John Leonard Swigert Jr.)

Last Updated: 11 Aug, 2023 | Views: 352

Age: 51

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Politician, Mechanical Engineer, Rocket Scientist

Famous For: Former American NASA astronaut

Higher Education: University of Hartford (MBA)

Jack Swigert Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
30 Aug, 1931 (51 Years 03 Months 27 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
27 Dec, 1982

Cause of Death

Jack Swigert Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Jack Swigert is a well-known American NASA astronaut and test pilot born in Colorado. One of the 24 astronauts who made it to the Moon was John Leonard "Jack" Swigert Jr., an American. Swigert was utterly enthralled by aviation as a child in the 1930s and early 1940s. He began taking flying lessons while working as a newspaper boy and earned his private pilot's license by the time he was 16. In the latter nation, he had his first plane disaster. After completing his regular duty, he joined the Massachusetts and Connecticut Air National Guard as a jet fighter pilot.


Swigert spent most of his adolescence in the vicinity of Combs Field, a little airstrip in Denver, and the entire day watching the planes take off. 

By 14, Swigert had grown deeply interested in airplanes and was no longer content to observe them merely. He desired to fly one while inside.

Swigert started distributing newspapers to raise money for his flying lessons after realizing how expensive they were. 

Swigert had already obtained a private pilot's certificate by the time he reached 16 years old.

In 1953, Jack Swigert enlisted in the US Air Force right away. At the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, he finished the Pilot Training Program and went to the Gunnery School.

Swigert had his first career collision while he was in Korea. Thankfully, he was able to escape the collision with minor wounds. 

Achievements and Awards:

Before NASA called it, Swigert was also one of North American Aviation's engineering test pilots.

The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame recognized Swigert posthumously in 1983 and 1997, respectively.

Unknown facts:

Swigert worked in the same position for the Connecticut and Massachusetts Air National Guards (1957–1960). (1960–1965).

Jack Swigert Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In Feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 78 kg
In Pounds 171 Ibs

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Jack Swigert Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
John Leonard Swigert, Sr

Mother's Name
Virginia Swigert

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