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    Jack Swigert Autograph Letter Signed "Jack," two pages, 5.25" x 8", separate sheets. NASA, Houston, Texas, April 5, 1971. To Joe Garino, in part "Thanks so much for the bottle of vitamins. I have been giving them to my Father...Tried to work last week at a Crew Station Review and by the end of the week was operating on one cylinder. Gave Gordo [Gordon Cooper] a call while in Miami for an appearance for the Olympic Committee...Still much the same here the budget indecision hasn't let people get the old enthusiasm of before..." A year earlier, Swigert was Command Module pilot on Apollo 13. After the rupture of the service module oxygen tank on board on April 13, 1970, the Command Module's normal supply of electricity, light, and water was lost. Apollo 13 was about 200,000 miles from Earth. Jack Swigert saw a warning light that accompanied the explosion, and said, "Houston, we've had a problem here." Swigert was elected to Congress in 1982, but died a week before he was to be sworn in. With original envelope. 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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    September, 2007
    20th Thursday
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