Ken Mattingly

Ken Mattingly

Keynote Speaker: Former NASA Astronaut & Test Pilot; Retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy & Aeronautical Engineer

Ken Mattingly Biography

Kenneth Mattingly , (RADM, USN, Ret.), better known as Ken Mattingly, is a former American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and astronaut who flew on the Apollo 16, STS-4 and STS-51-C missions. He made 64 lunar orbits, making him one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Mattingly and his commander from Apollo 16, John Young, are the only human beings to have flown to the Moon and also a Space Shuttle orbital mission.

Mattingly had been scheduled to fly on Apollo 13, but three days prior to launch, he was held back and removed from the mission due to exposure to German measles (which he did not contract). He then spearheaded the ground crew's efforts to save his friends and fellow astronauts once their moon mission went horribly wrong.

At the lecture podium, Mattingly's gripping account of teamwork and peak performance has received rave reviews from corporations and community forums around the nation. He recounts his training and comradery with fellow Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, his horror when the mission went awry, and his role in coordinating the ground crew's frantic race against time to save them. He also brings the story full circle with a look at the space program today and the emerging role of private industry in satellite communications.

Beginning his career as a Naval officer and aviator, T.K. Mattingly became one of the select individuals chosen for the Apollo Space Program in 1966. He was responsible for the development of the lunar space suit and back-pack, and served on the support crews for Apollo 8 (the first lunar orbit) and Apollo 11 (the first lunar landing). Designated as Command Module Pilot (CMP) for Apollo 13, he was pulled from the flight for medical reasons, but later flew as CMP for Apollo 16, the next-to-last lunar mission.

In 1973 Mattingly became a key member of the fledgling Space Shuttle Program. He served as lead astronaut for the Shuttle Design Support Team and provided lead astronaut support in preparing for the first shuttle flight. He served as back up Commander for STS missions 2 and 3, and as Commander for the last orbital test flight, STS 4. He led the development of national security missions to be flown on the Shuttle and Commanded the first classified shuttle mission, STS-51C.

Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1985, he pioneered the use of commercial contracting procedures for military space systems, overseeing a billion dollar budget spread over 200 contracts. In 1989, he retired from government service to focus on the commercialization of space. He led the highly successful Atlas program in providing commercial launch services for the private sector and planning for a fully reusable launch system. As President of the Rocket Development Company, he was leading development of low cost commercial launch systems that maintained constellations of satellites and helped revolutionize global communications at the turn of the century.

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Ken Mattingly Videos

Ken Mattingly Space Lecture at Pontefract, UK - Apollo 13 Apollo 16 ...
Ken Mattingly: The Leaders of Apollo 13

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Who is the agent for Ken Mattingly?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Mattingly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Mattingly for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Mattingly or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Mattingly or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ken Mattingly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Space and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Mattingly for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Ken Mattingly generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Garrett Reisman, Leland Melvin and José M. Hernández. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Mattingly for an upcoming event.

Ken Mattingly Videos

Ken Mattingly Space Lecture at Pontefract, UK - Apollo 13 Apollo 16 ...
Ken Mattingly: The Leaders of Apollo 13

Ken Mattingly News

How to book Ken Mattingly?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Mattingly for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Mattingly, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Mattingly or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ken Mattingly?

Booking fees for Ken Mattingly, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Mattingly, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ken Mattingly?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Mattingly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Mattingly for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Mattingly or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Mattingly or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ken Mattingly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Space and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Mattingly for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Ken Mattingly generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Garrett Reisman, Leland Melvin and José M. Hernández. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Mattingly for an upcoming event.

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