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  • Astronaut John W. Young - American & International Hero
    While there are entertainers and sports figures that I admire I don t classify them as heroes I reserve the word hero for someone who has done something of benefit to the human race and who isn t after personal gain someone who is just doing their job and in the process has touched us all One person who fits my definition of the word hero is John Young John

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - American & International Hero
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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Biography
    a boyhood interests In a recent July 2000 interview Capt Young said that he began building model airplanes when he was about 6 years of age and continued to build them throughout high school A quote from a former high school classmate states in the 11th grade everybody had to make a talk on something John chose rockets Drawing is also listed as a childhood hobby which reportedly has carried over to Mr Young s astronaut days several sources have stated that he likes to draw cartoons of his fellow astronauts in action Mr Young s father was quoted as saying John used to draw pictures of airplanes and rockets all the time Med Lg Young after practicing in the T 38 Young during survival training Young is noted for his sense of humor and dry wit He and Alan Shepard both had the nickname of Jose because of their impersonations of Jose Jimenez Young lives works sleeps eats and breathes spaceflight One Small Step Tim Furniss Med Lg I can t think of a single job I d rather have in this world or out of it John Young Young and Crippen running with VP Bush A 1972 NASA biography listed Mr Young s recreational interests as handball running and working out in the full pressure suit to stay in shape His current NASA biography lists wind surfing bicycling reading and gardening as his recreational interests Human beings are great explorers and it s about time that we started looking around for better ways and making the progress we need to explore the solar system with human beings That s our next goal not because we want to really but because we have to John Young Biographies also credit Mr Young with being very talented on the guitar ukulele

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Missions
    1964 when development problems began to impact the program Approximately 40 medical and scientifc experiments and photographic projects were completed in the 10 manned Gemini missions Gemini costs totaled 1 29 billion 790 4 mission for spacecraft 417 4 million for launch vehicles 82 3 million for program support We need to send people back to the moon and to Mars And get on with it John Young Richmond Times Dispatch 10 26 98 The Apollo Program Information obtained from NASA Besides landing Americans on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth the Apollo program s objectives were To establish the technology to meet other national interests in space To achieve preeminence in space for the United States To carry out a program of scientific exploration of the Moon To develop man s capability to work in the lunar environment The Apollo program required a launch rocket that could lift 7 5 million pounds a package of complex scientific experiments that could be deployed by two men the development of two new spacecraft the command module and the lunar module and a vehicle to extend the exploration of the surface of the Moon the lunar rover At the peak of Apollo there were approximately 420 000 NASA and contractor personnel working on the program The astronauts who explored the Moon totaled 166 man hours of surface exploration traversing almost 60 miles They brought back approximately 850 pounds of lunar samples Sixty major scientific experiments were conducted on the Moon and another 34 were conducted in lunar orbit Apollo 10 May 18 26 1969 Ten lunar landing attempts were originally scheduled but 3 were cancelled because of cuts in NASA funding Total Apollo costs were 25 billion Apollo s legacy is a spinoff of technology and materials that is being applied to the betterment of man s everyday life No other program of technological and scientific exploration ever has been so compelled or perhaps so able to justify its existence on the basis of the immediate tangible and sometimes unrelated benefits it yielded Manned Space Flight The First Decade JSC 08062 Apollo 16 April 16 27 1972 Any mission turns me on They are all good and I wouldn t want to play any favorites John Young 1972 STS 1 April 12 14 1981 STS Space Transportation System Information obtained from http www boeing com The Space Shuttle plays a leading role in driving current technology not just in terms of space technology but for improving our lives here on Earth In the sustained zero gravity environment of the Shuttle scientist astronauts have been able to conduct life sciences research in a variety of medical disciplines For example they ve been able to grow protein crystals that are much larger than on Earth allowing scientists on the ground to better study their structure and makeup to assist in the development of new pharmaceuticals to treat a variety of illnesses Earth observation work from the Shuttle and other spacecraft has saved

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - In-Person Photos and Future Appearances
    share either for this web page or just my personal collection please contact me webmaster johnwyoung org John Young at Magicon 1992 Photo by Lenny Provenzano When work related conflicts caused Astronaut John Young to miss his commercial flight to Orlando he commandeered an F 14 fighter so he could get the flight time He got to the luncheon on time too Copyright 1999 by F A N A C

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Bibliography
    Casselli USA David Craig USA Phil DePauk USA Charles Fox USA Marcy Frumker USA Leah Garchik USA Roger Guillemette USA Al Hallonquist USA Frank Hughes USA John Keller USA A R Andrew Lindsay O Neal USA Gerry Montague USA Rich Orloff USA J L Pickering USA Cindy Schellenberg USA Wayne Smith USA Glen Swanson USA Kipp Teague USA Chris Trela USA Paul Wagner USA Glen Swanson USA Bruce Watson USA Michael Wright USA Mike Terri Zitaglio USA Ian Bennie Australia Tony James Australia Adam Bootle England Francis French England USA Mick Hyde England Lindsey McFadyen England Ed Hengeveld Netherlands Mark Plas Netherlands Jeff Dugdale Scotland Stuart Forbes Scotland David Gardner Scotland Iain Gow Scotland Roderick MacDonald Scotland Keith McNeil Scotland Steve Proctor Scotland Adam Smith Scotland Robert Synge Scotland Keith Wilson Scotland Michael P Wright Scotland Carole Roberts South Africa Special thanks to the folks at NASA Headquarters and the National Air and Space Museum who have patiently allowed me to go through their historical files year after year after year And last but not least thanks to the past present and future members of the US space program for providing inspiration and motivation I have attempted to obtain permission

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - What's New?
    retirement reception page 01 10 05 Awards Added the IAA 2002 Team Achievement Award to the Aviation Related Awards page Added photos of from the Georgia Tech graduation where Capt Young received an honorary doctorate degree to the Honorary Degrees page 01 03 05 I m finally a graduate Now I can start working on this site again I ve been working on some changes to the overall design and navigation system on the site Rather than waiting until I m done with it all I ll go ahead and post the changes as I complete You may encounter broken links if you do feel free to email me and I ll send you the correct link dana johnwyoung org For now the only content that has been updated is the Future Appearances page I hope to have more new content up by next week 03 01 04 Apollo 16 Added photo of Station 11 as16 106 17336 to page 26 Added photo from lunar surface as16 106 17345 to page 26 Replaced photo of crew posing with LM a16postcard with hi res version as16 0104 4 on page 6 Replaced photo of Apollo 16 liftoff s72 37267 with hi

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