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RIP John Young

Postby MaxGravy » Sun Jan 07, 2018

Astronaut John Young, Who Walked on the Moon and Led 1st Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

He was a legend and a true hero. He orbited the moon in Apollo 10, walked and drove on the moon in Apollo 16, commanded the very first shuttle flight and famously smuggled a corned beef sammich onto Gemini 3.

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John Watts Young (September 24, 1930 – January 5, 2018) was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to fly six space missions (with seven launches, counting his lunar liftoff) over the course of 42 years of active NASA service.[1] He was the only person to have piloted, and been commander of, four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo Command/Service Module, the Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle.[2]

In 1965, Young flew on the first manned Gemini mission, and commanded another Gemini mission the next year. In 1969 during Apollo 10, he became the first person to fly solo around the Moon.[3] He drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon's surface during Apollo 16, and is one of only three people to have flown to the Moon twice.[4] He also commanded two Space Shuttle flights, including its first launch in 1981, and served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974–1987. Young retired from NASA in 2004. He died on January 5, 2018.


Only five of the 12 moonwalkers are still alive:

Buzz Aldrin
Alan Bean
David Scott
Charles Duke
Harrison Schmitt
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Re: RIP John Young

Postby Purple and Gold » Sun Jan 07, 2018

A lot of experience there. God Bless him
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Re: RIP John Young

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Re: RIP John Young

Postby trapperrick » Sun Jan 07, 2018

RIP John Young.
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