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  • Veteran Astronaut Yearns for New Mission
    and women to fly our machines and we get them And once you get up there and start looking around it s worth it he said I would like to go back to space but my wife Susy is not happy about it Mr Young the ninth man to walk on the moon said Human space exploration is just beginning and I believe it will be incredibly productive in this century But we ve still got to learn a great deal He said a space mission to Mars was possible within ten years provided the political will was there to make it happen We are very ignorant about our place in the solar system he said Just because you put 12 people on the moon for 80 hours in pressure suits it does mean you know anything about the moon The astronaut began his space career in 1962 and in 1965 he became the first man to use a computer in space on the Gemini 3 mission His fourth flight on Apollo 16 touched down on the moon in 1972 and he was one of three crew who drove more than 16 miles across the surface collecting 200 lbs of lunar rocks His fifth flight was as spacecraft commander of the first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia which in 1981 became the first winged re entry vehicle to return from space to a runway landing His final flight was as commander of the first Spacelab mission where a six man crew performed more than 70 experiments in physics In recognition of his contribution to space travel the Museum of Flight at East Fortune which holds the largest collection of space memorabilia in the UK presented the astronaut with two copies of The Scotsman from 1965 and 1981 when his

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  • Visit and Exhibition Followed Collaboration
    preserve artefacts from the Apollo era after fears that the suits worn by the world s most famous astronauts were crumbling to dust Although the 21 layer spacesuits were designed to protect astronauts from extreme temperatures and cosmic rays they are now deteriorating unpredictably As a result NASA called in a number of the world s experts including Anita Quye 34 an analytical research chemist at the National Museums of Scotland Ms Quye a graduate of Strathclyde University was contacted after her pioneering work on the deterioration of plastics which have affected museum artefacts and everyday objects such as Star Wars figures Ms Quye the founder of the Historical Plastics Research Scientists Group has been sent parts of spacesuits from the Gemini missions of the mid 1960s and the Apollo missions of 1968 72 Included is a glove from the Gemini missions which has a finger light which allowed astronauts to read spacecraft controls in the dark They cost 12 000 a pair more than 30 years ago She said They realised their collections were not in as good as condition as they expected People assumed they would last but without protective measures they will literally fall apart About 200

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - JSC Open House 2000
    be one of those new NASA things docking with your imagination John Young August 26 2000 Sometimes you need to do what you re told and not what you want to do John Young August 26 2000 This country spends 40 billion on arms so people can kill each other if they put that much towards the space program we d have people walking around on Pluto right now John

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - JSC Inspection 2000
    Johnson Space Center Inspection 2000 Houston Texas November 1 2000 Photos courtesy of Mike and Terri Zitaglio Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique this site Other Astros John W Young American International Hero Title Page Page created by

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 20th Anniversary
    Young and Tom Treciak Courtesy of Tom Treciak Robert Crippen photo credit Cindy Schellenberg John Young and David Canetti photo credit Cindy Schellenberg Courtesy of David Canetti Johnson Space Center April 13 2001 We re about to launch STS 100 And that s the 103rd shuttle mission You know what that means NASA can t count John Young 4 13 01 Bob Crippen I ve always been John s straight

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - ISDC 2001
    List STS 1 20th Anniversary Luncheon ISDC Conference Albuquerque May 25 2001 Four out of five extinction events were caused by impacts What does that tell us It tells us that single planet species sooner or later don t make it John Young Me and Harrison Schmitt Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique this site Other Astros John W Young American International Hero Title Page Page created by

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Return to the Moon III
    the ability to control our own destiny here on Earth John Young The whole world is in a space race and we don t even know it we re racing against time John Young How many of you are concerned about the destiny of the universe Well you should be concerned about the destiny of the folks on this planet John Young There s a 1 in 125 chance that

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - JSC Open House 2001
    Mailing List Johnson Space Center Open House Houston Texas August 25 2001 After being asked what would inspire him to make a 7th flight I would jump at the chance for a 7th flight but my wife Susy would kill me John Young August 25 2001 Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique this site Other Astros John W Young American International Hero Title Page Page created by Dana

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