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John Young

Real/Birth Name:
John Watts Young
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Apollo 10 (orbited the moon). SpaceLab 1 as Commander. Apollo 16 to the moon surface. Drove the Lunar Rover. Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974-1987. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2003. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1981. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1995.

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo 16 (1972)
Landed in Plain of Descartes.
Gemini 10 (1966)
First use of the Agena Target Vehicle's propulsion systems. The spacecraft also rendezvoused with the Agena Target Vehicle from Gemini 8. Collins had 49 minutes of EVA standing in the hatch and 39 minutes of EVA to retrieve experiments from the Agena. 43 orbits completed.
Gemini 3 (1965)
First manned Gemini flight, three orbits.
SpaceLab 1 (1983)
Shuttle mission STS-9 on Columbia.
STS-1
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.
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