Apollo 16 astronaut T.K. Mattingly, famously bumped from troubled moon mission, dies at 87
NASA astronaut Thomas K. “TK” Mattingly II, who was exposed to German measles and pulled from the troubled Apollo 13 mission, died on Oct. 31. He was 87 years old. Mattingly would later fly on the Apollo 16 moon mission, and he commanded space shuttle missions in 1982 and 1985. But he’s perhaps most famous for being bumped from Apollo 13 just two days before liftoff.