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    Jack Swigert Autograph Letter Signed "Jack" as Executive Director, House Committee on Science and Astronautics, one page, 8.25" x 10.5", Washington, D.C., July 24 [1974]. With envelope. To Joe Garino. In part "Had been encouraged to run for Congress but as much as I would like, all the signs say this isn't the year...This job has been most interesting. It has given me a whole new look at NASA..." Swigert was Command Module pilot on Apollo 13 (1970). The mission was aborted due to an explosion aboard the command module. It was Swigert who, after he saw a warning light accompanying the explosion, said, "Houston, we've had a problem here." Jack Swigert was elected to Congress in 1982 but died a week before he was to be sworn in. From the collection of renowned former physical trainer of the astronauts Joe Garino. This lot is accompanied by a signed certificate of authentication from Garino verifying its provenance.

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