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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Flight Crews Selected for Early Shuttle Training"
    46 commander and Charles G Fullerton 41 pilot Young and Crippen will be the prime flight crew for the first orbital flight test OFT 1 scheduled for launch from the Kennedy Space Center in the spring of 1979 Engle and Truly will be their backup crew Flight assignments for the others named will be made at a later date NASA plans a series of six orbital flight tests each of increasing complexity to check out the nation s first reusable spacecraft On the first four flights the 75 ton orbiter will return from space to an unpowered landing on a dry lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base California Thereafter the spacecraft will return to a specially constructed runway at its Cape Canaveral launch site The space agency is currently considering a mission to boost Skylab into a higher orbit during one of the OFT flights If the decision is made to implement that plan prime and backup flight crews will be selected from those named The Skylab reboost mission will be fairly complex newsmen were told Haise said that after rendezvousing and docking with Skylab a two burn maneuver would be required to boost Skylab about 70 nautical miles above the orbit it will be in when the mission is flown He stated the the teleoperator will be put in a storage mode after the reboost maneuvers and would be retrieved on a later mission A reporter referred to John Young as sort of the granddaddy of spaceflight and asked him how he felt about the anticipation and feeling concerning his first Shuttle flight compared to others he had flown Young has two Gemini and two Apollo flights to his credit After the laughter subsided over his having been referred to as the grandaddy Young responded that the Shuttle is

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - NASA Career - 1981
    look or act the part But at the age of 50 he is the chief the astronaut s astronaut the dean of the corps the wise old man among spacefarers New York Times 4 13 81 Med Lg in the white room Med Lg Young with Vice President Bush Med Lg Young and Crippen with Vice President Bush Med Lg Young and Crippen with Vice President Bush Med Lg Young

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - NASA Career - 1982
    00 01 02 04 space flight is an old man s business John Young STS 4 post flight debriefing Officially named as Commander of STS 9 April 19 1982 JSC Space News Roundup Story Crews announced for STS 7 8 and 9 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 90 91 95 96 00 01 02 04

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Crews Announced for STS-7, 8, and 9"
    Sally K Ride STS 7 is to be a six day flight of the Orbiter Challenger with a planned launch in April 1983 Its payloads are to be a German shuttle pallet satellite SPAS the second Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications instrument package OSTA 2 a Canadian communications satellite TELESAT F and an Indonesian communications satellite PALAPA B1 STS 8 is scheduled for launch in July 1983 Announced as mission commander is Richard H Truly Captain U S Navy and as pilot Daniel C Brandenstein Commander U S Navy Mission specialfsts will be Dale A Gardner Lieutenant Commander U S Navy and Guion S Bluford Jr Lieutenant Colonel U S Air Force This three day mission is to be the third flight of Challenger Payloads will be an Indian communications satellite INSAT 1 B and NASA s tracking and data relay satellite TDRS B the second and final element in a system to give nearly full time voice and data communication between orbiting Space Shuttles and mission control The first flight of Spacelab the joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency is presently scheduled for launch in September 1983 aboard STS 9 Mission commander for the seven

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - NASA Career - 1983
    81 82 83 84 85 90 91 95 96 00 01 02 04 STS 6 crew debriefing At STS 7 crew debriefing STS 7 STS 8 debriefing STS 8 debriefing Med Lg 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 90 91 95 96 00 01 02 04 Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique this site

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - NASA Career - 1984
    78 80 81 82 83 84 85 90 91 95 96 00 01 02 04 STS 41D walk out Discussing a problem on 41 D STS 41G walk out STS 41G 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 90 91 95 96 00 01 02 04 Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique this site Other

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - NASA Career - 1985-1990
    valuable safety pointers Harry Conner former Rockwell International engineer NASA Press Release Chief Astronaut John Young Appointed to New Post April 15 1987 Appointed Special Assistant to the Director of JSC for Engineering Operations and Safety had direct access to the Center Director and other senior managers in defining and resolving issues affecting the continued safe operation of the Space Shuttle additionally he assisted the Center Director in providing advice

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Chief Astronaut John Young Appointed to New Post"
    new position Young will have direct and immediate access to the Center Director and other senior managers to aid in the timely definition and resolution of issues affecting the safe return to flight of the Space Shuttle Cohen said John Young s acceptance of this new responsibility will strengthen the link between operational and engineering elements at the Johnson Space Center John s extensive flight experience coupled with his engineering background and his solid judgment on flight safety will be particularly important in returning the Shuttle to flight status Young will also advise the Center Director on engineering operational and safety aspects of Space Station and new initiatives such as the second generation shuttle and the national aerospace plane As the United States most experienced astronaut with six space missions spanning the Gemini Apollo and Space Shuttle eras Young will remain eligible to command future Shuttle astronaut crews Henry Hartsfield Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office will assume Young s Astronaut Office duties until his permanent successor is selected which is expected to be announced in the next few weeks Young 56 has been Chief of the Astronaut Office since January 1974 He was among the second group of astronauts

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