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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Other Awards
    dedication and devotion to this vision and this ideal of Man was in the highest tradition of our religious heritage The Audie Murphy Patriotism Award July 4 1974 Presented at the Spirit of America Festival in Decatur Alabama Hubbard Medal The National Geographic Society September 10 1981 The Hubbard Medal named for Gardiner Greene Hubbard first National Geographic Society president is awarded for distinction in exploration discovery and research The medal was presented to Young and Crippen for extraordinary contributions to man s scientific knowledge of space beyond our world The Order of California State of California April 15 1981 Presented by California Governor Edmund G Brown Jr Tuss McLaughry Award American Football Coaches Association http www afca com 1982 The Tuss McLaughry Award established in 1964 is given to a distinguished American or Americans for the highest distinction in service to others It is named in honor of DeOrmond Tuss McLaughry the first full time secretary treasurer of the AFCA and one of the most dedicated and influential members in the history of the Association This award was presented to John Young and Robert Crippen Spirit of St Louis Medal ASME International http www asme org honors ms71 saa ssl html 1983 The Spirit of St Louis Medal is awarded for meritorious service in the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics The medal was established in 1929 by Philip D Ball ASME Members and Citizens of St Louis Missouri Forest McFarland Award Society of Automotive Engineers http www sae org 1996 The Engineering Meetings Board which is responsible for the development and organization of SAE s International Meetings and Specialty Conferences sponsors a program to recognize Outstanding voluntary contributions to the work of an SAE Engineering Activity or Professional Development Committee Unusual leadership in the planning of SAE technical sessions

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Awards from the US Navy
    not in the name of Congress to any person who while in the Naval Service since 6 April 1917 has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Government in a duty of great responsibility 3 Navy Distinguished Flying Crosses Awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any person while serving with Air Corps of Army Navy National Guard or Organized Reserves subsequent to April 1917 who

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Hall of Fame Inductions
    On display at the US Astronaut Hall of Fame No crew in the Apollo program did more to inform and educate the American people of the importance of continuing with the exploration of outer space In my opinion it was a most worthwhile effort and by far the most successful domestic post flight appearance scheduling we have undertaken The three astronauts are a credit to this agency and to the

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Astronaut Joins Houston Notables"
    Congress at the George R Brown Convention Center several dozen congress attendees and a few local dignitaries including Mayor Lee Brown welcomed Young to the hall of fame The city created the hall in 1999 with 10 inductees Two months ago plaques honoring them were placed in a third floor atrium of the convention center Each plaque has a short biography of the inductee and includes a personal artifact or two Young s plaque displays a model of the lunar command and service module and an Apollo 16 patch Brown called Young one of the most decorated figures in American aerospace history and said he was the clear choice to be this year s inductee He joins other Houstonians in an honor so richly deserved Brown said As you look at those persons who compromise this elite shrine it is quite clear that Houstonians have made their mark on the world After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1952 Young joined the U S Navy and served in the Korean War The naval pilot was selected as an astronaut in September 1962 Young is the first person to fly six times in space working aboard missions from Gemini 3 in 1965 to the first Spacelab flight in 1983 In 1972 he flew on Apollo 16 to the moon where he drove the lunar rover more than 16 miles across the surface and collected 200 pounds of rocks Young continues to work at Johnson Space Center serving since 1996 as associate director overseeing the safety technical and operational care of all center programs and activities He remains an active astronaut and gave lectures at the World Space Congress this week Young said he s been fortunate to work with thousands of talented people at NASA who are far more deserving than I

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Apollo Astronauts Get FAI Awards"
    Apollo 17 It is the Federation s highest award for space flight Young Apollo 16 commander received the Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal for 1972 the second highest award In addition he represented fellow crewmen Charles M Duke Jr and Thomas K Mattingly II in accepting the V M Komarov Diploma the only FAI space award which recognizes achievement by a crew rather than an individual The FAI is a worldwide

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Abbey to Receive Space Trophy"
    is voted on by the Foundation s national board of advisers with confidential votes tabulated by an independent accounting firm Nominating Abbey for this year s honor Robert Minor president of the Space Systems Division of Boeing North America cited his exceptional vision his superior leadership qualities his unique and effective problem solving techniques and his broad understanding of technical management His dedication and capabilities are truly extraordinary and his major contributions to space exploration and the furtherance of the space program are legendary JSC Associate Director Technical John Young will be honored with the Corona Award The Corona Award recognizes a distinguished lifetime of achievement in the exploration of space and is made only when the Foundation board members feel that exceptional merit demands the special conferment The Corona Award has been given once before in 1992 to Robert Gilruth Young s exceptional accomplishments in his career as a Navy pilot and as a NASA astronaut and senior management official have earned him more than 80 other major awards and four honorary doctorate degrees making him an ideal candidate for the Corona Young was the first person to fly in space six times and he is the only one

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Young Receives Nolen Lifetime Achievement Award"
    did as a test pilot for the Navy After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology Young joined the Navy He underwent training at the U S Navy Test Pilot School in 1959 and was assigned to the Naval Air Test Center where he assessed weapon systems on the Phantom and the Crusader He went on to set world time to climb records in the Phantom in 1962 That same year Young joined NASA s astronaut program and began his incredible record of space flights starting with Gemini 3 He s the only person to have flown in Gemini Apollo and space shuttle vehicles Even with these remarkable achievements he is a very nice person and a humble person added Gibson He always recognizes the people who work to put these programs together He s been involved in the space program for so long yet he still maintains such enthusiasm and inspiration It s unusual to find all of these qualities in a person Upon accepting the award Young made a point to thank the people who ve contributed to his success It s a team effort to be in aviation as long as I have said Young who thanked his wife for her support throughout his endeavors He also thanked the Navy for launching his aviation career Were it not for them U S Navy I would never have started and that F 4 back there gave me the chance to get into the astronaut corps Since joining NASA Young has fulfilled a variety of positions including chief of Space Shuttle Branch of the Astronaut Office chief of the Astronaut Office and special assistant to the director of JSC for Engineering Operations and Safety The award first given in 1989 is named for Lloyd P Nolen a man immersed in

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Young Accepts National Space Trophy"
    JSC Flight Director Bob Castle Jr who received a Stellar Award for his outstanding leadership in the development of the flight control team operations concept and Russian interfaces to support the International Space Station JSC s Kriss Kennedy was honored for his significant contributions to the TransHab project the design of the ISS alternative crew quarters and the Mars Combo Lander project JSC s Dr Helen Lane earned a Stellar Award for her outstanding scientific accomplishments in nutrition and food science that have advanced the understanding and application of nutritional concepts for life in space and on Earth Dr Dave Williams received a Stellar Award for his achievements and leadership in neuro science research and excellent management of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate at JSC Also receiving a Stellar Award was JSC s Mark Bowman of Wyle Laboratories for his commitment to a working U S Russian partnership and his superior performance in integrating U S hardware into Russian space vehicles And JSC s Dana Weigel of Barrios Technology earned a Stellar Award for her dedication professionalism and technical excellence in developing the Extra Vehicular Activity procedures and conducting crew training for the successful third Hubble Space Telese servicing mission Also receiving Stellar Awards were Del Freeman Jr of Langley Research Center for outstanding technical and leadership contributions to the development of advanced space transportation systems Dr Martin Weisskopf of Marshall Space Flight Center for scientific expertise technical insight leadership and dedication as project scientist for the Chandra X ray Observatory Lorin Blewett of Boeing for his expertise in staged combustion rocket engines and successful management of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Development and Flight Operations Program Larry Clark of Lockheed Martin for pioneering efforts in developing in situ resource utilization technologies for use in reducing the mass and

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