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Distinguished Astronaut John Young has passed

6 January 2018

John Young served in the US Navy but is best known for his 42 years with NASA which included: two Gemini missions, two Apollo missions (including three moon walks) and two Space Shuttle missions. He was known to wear the airplane—he was that good.

John Young (L) and Micheal Collins (R), the crew of Gemini X—NASA image

Apollo X with John Young as Command Module pilot landing in the Pacific Ocean—NASA image

John Young, Commander of Apollo XVI, on one of his three moon walks—NASA image

John Young, Commander of Apollo XVI, on one of his three moon walks—NASA image

STS-1 with the Columbia’s and the Space Shuttle’s, maiden flight with John Young as commander—NASA image

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 January 2018 21:37

    Legend

  2. 7 January 2018 05:01

    I remember being in primary school when STS-1 launched, the space shuttle actually going into space was huge news.

    Six missions into space, three walks on the moon and taking the shuttle into space for the first time; talk about a life truly lived.

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