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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Awards from NASA
    of these top NASA awards are selected annually Nominations are reviewed by the NASA Incentive Awards Board and approved by the NASA Administrator The NASA Honor Awards include a gold medal a gold lapel emblem a ribbon rosette and a framed certificate bearing the official seal of NASA and signed by the NASA Administrator Exceptional Service Medal 1965 1966 Distinguished Service Medal June 1969 1972 1981 2004 MSC Certificate of

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Links
    3 gemini 3 html National Space Science Data Center Image Catalog http nssdc gsfc nasa gov imgcat html mission page ER Gemini 3 page1 html NASA HQ Biography of Gus Grissom http www hq nasa gov office pao History Apollo204 zorn grissom htm NASA s Life Sciences Data Archive http lsda jsc nasa gov gemini gem3 stm Air Space Magazine article Flying the Gusmobile http www airspacemag com ASM Mag Index 1998 AS ftgm html Our Gus by Richard G Biever http www venus net jmullins mrs mul gus html USS Intrepid History http www wa3key com voyage html Mark Wade s Encyclopedia Astronautica Gus Grissom Biography http x00 friends partners org mwade astros grissom htm Mark Wade s Encyclopedia Astronautica Gemini 3 Summary http x00 friends partners org mwade flights gemini3 htm In Memoriam Lt Col Virgil I Grissom http members aol com astromem apollo1 grissom index html NASA Gemini Program By Bob Brennert http 207 194 199 10 spacecapsule The Gemini Spacecraft http library advanced org 10122 data EHSGEIN HTM AITLC Guide to Gus Grissom http tlc ai org grissomg htm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 10 - "Rendezvous-EVA Gemini X Set For July 18 Launch"
    Young a Navy Commander was pilot on the first manned Gemini flight Gemini III March 23 1965 Collins an Air Force Major Bean a Navy Lieutenant Commander and Williams a Marine Corps Major have not made space flights Plans for the Gemini X mission include rendezvous docking and extravehicular activity The Gemini X spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous and dock with its target vehicle and if possible to achieve a dual rendezvous with the Agena launched in the Gemini VIII mission March 16 The first rendezvous is scheduled in the fourth revolution over South Africa with docking following a period of station keeping The crew will maneuver the docked vehicles using the Agena target vehicle propulsion system into a position to accomplish a dual rendezvous with the Gemini VIII Agena at an altitude of approximately 247 miles The crew will undock from the Gemini X Agena and use the spacecraft control and propulsion systems to initiate the final phase of the dual rendezvous with the Gemini VIII Agena Two spacecraft extravehicular activities are planned for Gemini X The first is a stand up EVA in which the pilot will be standing on his seat with his upper body extending through the open hatch of the spacecraft During the 55 minutes of this stand up EVA the pilot will perform the ultra violet astronomical experiment color patch photography experiment synoptic terrain and synoptic weather photography During the umbilical EVA the pilot will evaluate the operation of the Extravehicular Life Support System ELSS chestpack the Hand Held Maneuvering Unit HHMU evaluate maneuvering in space and perform two micrometeoroid collection of experiments He will be using a 50 foot umbilical throughout this 55 minutes of EVA Sixteen experiments are to be performed during the Gemini X mission Star Occulation Navigation D 5 Ion

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 10 - "Gemini X Cape Preparations Keeping to Launch Schedule"
    improved inertial guidance ascent program and an onboard navigation program With the latter we intend to investigate the feasibility of calculating maneuvers aboard the spacecraft We have taken pains to develop the mission plan with flexibility in mind for both pre flight and real time planning Due to the untiring efforts of many people the crew training for the total mission has been excellent and no part of the mission has been neglected training wise Prime pilot Michael Collins described the Gemini X extravehicular activity There are two periods of EVA the first one is simply opening the hatch and standing up for approximately one hour The main purpose of this EVA is to conduct experiments S 13 and MSC 8 S 13 is an experiment which involves taking the ultraviolet signatures of various star fields MSC 8 is an experiment involving the color fidelity in our photolab s ability to reproduce those colors which we truly see in space By taking pictures of a color plate before flight during stand up EVA and again postflight for analysis a comparison of the three sets of photographs will then enable the photo lab to determinate accurately the particular photographic processes through which they must go to process the film which comes back from the moon and to give better color fidelity on some of our later earth orbital missions The second EVA said Collins begins about 48 hours after liftoff It is primarily a day operation After getting the sequence camera set up I ll go back to the adapter section and plug into a nitrogen line which enables me to fire cold nitrogen gas through a hand held maneuvering unit which I ll have This is a unit similar to the one that Ed White used on Spacecraft IV I

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 10 - "Gemini X topples records, achieves basic flight goals"
    spacecraft and to conduct experiments Exact Timing Liftoff of Gemini X was precisely on time at 4 20 26 CST to place the spacecraft in the proper phasing with the Agena X which had been launched at 2 39 44 CST and in proper relation to Agena VIII Both launches were nominal and the systems aboard both spacecraft functioned smoothly throughout the mission Cutoff velocity was 25 711 feet per second and an adjustment spacecraft thruster burn of 27 feet per second was added after insertion A series of maneuvers by the crew of Gemini X placed the spacecraft within visual contact of Agena X by 4 hrs 6 min after liftoff and docked with the Agena at about 5 hrs 50 min after liftoff over the Pacific Southwest of Hawaii Gemini X s thruster fuel remaining after the rendezvous maneuvers was some 380 pounds instead of the premission estimate of 680 pounds and flight controllers in Mission Control Center Houston immediately began shuffling experiments to optimize usage of the fuel left Really Something Over Hawaii at an elapsed time of 7 hrs 38 min the 16 000 pound thrust engine of Agena X s primary propulsion system was fired to boost the combined vehicles into an orbit with an apogee of 413 nm to set a new altitude record for manned spaceflight The earlier record was 268 nm set March 18 1965 by USSR s Voshkod II That was really something said Gemini X command pilot John Young as the burn was completed Pretty wild huh replied Hawaii spacecraft communicator Ed Fendell When that baby lights said Young there s no doubt about it Shortly after the Agena engine burn the crew went into an eight hour sleep period at 1 a m Houston time Additional burns with the Agena s big engine on the second day placed Gemini X in the proper phasing with the Gemini VIII Agena from which Michael Collins would retrieve a meteorite experiment package during his umbilical EVA Stand up EVA Cabin depressurization and hatch opening for Collins standup EVA took place at an elapsed time of 23 hrs 27 min over the Canary Islands tracking station It s really a beautiful view out here said Collins as he stood in his seat attached to a short tether Body positioning has been absolutely no problem he continued in his conversation with Houston Spacecraft Communicator C C Williams remoting through the Tananarive station As a matter of fact I sort of have to struggle to move up or down in the hatch The suit is pressurized and fills the available space with plenty of points of suspension Standup EVA was cut short when fumes in the spacecraft environmental control systems caused the crew s eyes to water to the point where they could not see Further maneuvers the next day using the Agena s engine and the Gemini docking thrusters after the undocking brought Gemini X to within a few feet of Agena VIII and

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 10 - "Gemini X Flawlessly Makes Deepest Venture Into Space"
    Seamans Gemini has done more to open the way to the moon than we could have hoped for five years ago With Gemini we ve developed our ability to maneuver in space to rendezvous and dock and to use the power of an orbiting rocket as a switch engine in space Gemini has enabled crewmen to demonstrate their ability to function effectively in and out of their spacecraft MSC Director Dr Robert Gilruth added his praise to the organizations responsible for the success of Gemini X The Gemini X flight was by far the most complex mission to date in the Gemini series said Gilruth Integration of the ground space equipment men and programs were pushed to a new level in this operation In the Gemini X flight all worked virtually without a flaw I m proud of the entire government industry team Proud of the equipment the launch vehicle the spacecraft the Atlas the Agena the EVA equipment the ground net and the whole effort Gemini X command pilot John Young said of the mission It was an ambitious flight plan and we knew that too I ve always thought that the probability statistically speaking of doing everything we

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 10 - Links
    com bios Collins html NASA s Life Sciences Data Archives http lsda jsc nasa gov gemini gem10 stm Mark Wade s Encyclopedia Astronautic Mike Collins Biography http x00 friends partners org mwade astros collins htm Mark Wade s Encyclopedia Astronautic Gemini 10 Summary http x00 friends partners org mwade flights gemini10 htm Kennedy Space Center History Project Gemini X http www ksc nasa gov history gemini gemini x gemini x

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - "Decision at CDDT - Apollo X May Carry Color TV System"
    of about 18 inches It is about four and a half inches wide about six and a half inches high and weighs about twelve pounds The system also includes a three inch television monitor which can be mounted atop the camera or positioned at a convenient location in the cabin allowing the crew to see a black and white view of the picture they are transmitting to earth A decision to fly the color system on Apollo X will not be made until after the countdown demonstration test scheduled for the first week in May at NASA s Kennedy Space Center as a dress rehearsal for the Apollo X launch Apollo Spacecraft Program Manager George M Low said the decision at that time will be based on the quality of the televised picture and the availability of flight hardware Since the development time for the equipment is very short he said there is a good possibility that it will not be installed in Apollo X If it is flown the color TV system would be carried as an experiment on the command module in addition to the black and white TV system The color equipment is not designed for use in the lunar module or on the lunar surface The color camera can be hand held or mounted on brackets and it is equipped with a zoom lens which can be adjusted for close up or wide angle views The system transmits a sequence of three black and white pictures each seen through a different color filter for every color frame The sequences of black and white pictures are reconstituted by a converter on the ground into a color picture which can be fed to US commercial TV networks The color camera was designed and built by the Westinghouse Electric

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