archive-org.com » ORG » J » JOHNWYOUNG.ORG

Total: 445

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Astronaut John W. Young - Education
    edu Graduated 1952 Magna Cum Laude second in his class B S in Aeronautical Engineering http www ae gatech edu A college friend recalled his doodles as contraptions of Rube Goldberg complexity and madcap design New York Times 3 14 65 Member of Anak Society http cyberbuzz gatech edu anak history html An organization at the Georgia Institute of Technology founded in 1908 and unique to Georgia Tech which honors seniors who have shown both outstanding leadership and a true love for Georgia Tech Membership is considered to be the highest honor a student can achieve at Georgia Tech Member of Navy ROTC http cyberbuzz gatech edu nrotc recruitment guide index phtml chapter 0 Made straight A s and double A s in naval science chemistry and Spanish during his first quarter During this period spent some time on the USS Missouri with future Apollo 10 crewmate Tom Stafford He didn t say much but when he spoke everybody listened Teeter Umstead a classmate Atlanta Journal 4 6 81 Member of Sigma Chi http www sigmachi org body index html The standards for admission to Sigma Chi A Man of Good Character A Student of Fair Ability With Ambitious Purposes A Congenial Disposition Possessed of Good Morals Having a High Sense of Honor and A Deep Sense of Personal Responsibility Member of Scabbard and Blade http www scabbardandblade org exfivstr htm The primary purpose of Scabbard and Blade is to raise the standard of military education in American colleges and universities to unite in closer relationship their military departments to encourage and foster the essential qualities of good and efficient officers and to promote friendship and good fellowship among the cadet officers The Society also disseminates knowledge of military education to the students and people of the country In general

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/education.htm (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Astronaut John W. Young - Navy Career
    Crusaders History of Ships and Navy CVA 59 USS Forrestal http www multied com navy CVA59Forrestal html USS Forrestal Association http www erols com routts cv59alt htm USS Forrestal Museum http www forrestal org The Gunfighter s Site F 8 Crusader page http www cloudnet com djohnson index html Lt Young is third from right on the bottom row on the Forrestal I remember John Young as a young LT JG in charge of the Parachute Riggers and Survival Equipment Division Just picture a WW1 Flying Ace in a leather Jacket and white scarf He was the epitome of those swashbuckling aviators He exuded confidence coupled with uncommon ability When John Young volunteered for the test Facility at Patuxent River this assured his acceptance and enabled him to demonstrate these qualities on his way to bigger and better things with NASA Johnnie E Hickman AECS RET former shipmate aboard the Forrestal Began U S Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River Maryland in February 1959 Class 23 US Naval Test Pilot School http www nawcad navy mil usntps index html From 1959 until 1962 was a project test pilot and program manager testing the F4 H weapons systems at the Naval Air Test Center in MD his test projects included evaluations of the F8 D Crusader and F4 B Phantom fighter weapons systems evaluation of radar intercept and bombing fire control systems and engineering reports of the flight results Naval Air Test Center http www nawcad navy mil usntps history index html While performing an air to air missile test Young and another pilot were approaching each other s aircraft at a closing speed of Mach 3 risking worst case scenario destruction of both aircraft I got a telegram from the chief of naval operations asking me not to do

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/navycareer.htm (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Astronaut John W. Young - NASA Career - 1962
    to be selected was the first of the group to be assigned to a mission JSC Space News Roundup Story MSC Names Nine New Pilot Trainees Med 249kb Lg 6687kb New Nine I left the best job in the Navy to get the best job in the world John Young The Evening Star 3 14 65 Med Lg Med 320kb Lg 518kb BW 5232kb Med Lg 62 63 64 65

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/nasa62.htm (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Astronaut John W. Young - Flight Statistics
    used to say You don t learn nothing on the ground John Young Florida Today 4 10 96 Young and Crippen over the launch area a real golden arm pilot and everything you d want in a test pilot smart understands the engineering knows the difficulties trusts the engineers and has a tremendous sense of humor More than 15 000 hours training time mostly in simulators and simulations An old test pilot s adage is that if a red light flashes tap it with a hammer to see if it goes out Young went one better he kicked the control panel from The Space Program Quiz Fact Book page 77 Young after practicing in the STA 6 space flights Gemini 3 Gemini 10 Apollo 10 Apollo 16 STS 1 STS 9 I am one of the luckiest men in America because I take trips into space and call it work John Young 835 hours in space flights 2 flights to the Moon Apollo 10 in orbit Apollo 16 lunar landing One of the 12 moonwalkers STS 1 crew arrival at Patrick AFB Art copyright Ed Hengeveld Reprinted with permission They call us moonwalkers but they ought to call us moonworkers

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/flight.htm (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Astronaut John W. Young - Record-Setting and History Making Facts
    his ship twice during the same mission Docking with Agena 8 was the first space rendezvous accomplished without use of the on board radar Longest time linked with Agena beating previous missions 39 hours Collins become first man to touch and retrieve an object from another satellite other than his own spacecraft Sealed capsule opened and resealed more times than previous missions 3 STS 6 launch STS 7 launch Apollo 10 John Young becomes first person to fly solo around the Moon First time live color TV pictures were broadcast from space Only Apollo mission to launch from Launch Complex 39B Largest payload ever placed in earth and lunar orbits First demonstration of lunar orbit rendezvous First time the complete Apollo spacecraft command module and lunar module was operated around the Moon Set a record on the return trip to Earth for the fastest speed ever travelled by humans 24 791 mph still not broken According to the FAI Apollo 10 holds a world s record for duration of stay in orbit around a celestial body one astronaut only on board 61h 34mn 39s STS 6 launch STS 6 launch Apollo 16 Because of engine problems Apollo 16 had to perform two lunar orbit rendezvous Ultraviolet camera spectrograph used for first time on Moon First time the Moon was used as an astronomical laboratory Largest payload placed in lunar orbit 34 518 kg 76 100 lbs First cosmic ray detector deployed on lunar surface Longest lunar surface EVA 20 hrs 15 min Largest amount of lunar samples brought to earth 96 6 kg 213 lbs According to the FAI Apollo 16 holds two world s records Duration of stay on the surface of the celestial body 71h 02mn 13s Greatest mass landed on the celestial body 8257 6 kg If you show me a person who s not a little nervous before a launch I ll show you a person I wouldn t want to get in the same room with John Young TODAY STS 1 John Young becomes the first person to fly in space 5 times First time a spacecraft has returned to Earth to be used again Columbia was the first manned spaceship tested during ascent on orbit and entry without benefit of previous unmanned missions First winged reentry vehicle to return from space to a runway landing As an airplane the shuttle broke the altitude record flying down from 400 000 feet The largest manned spacecraft ever launched The first winged spacecraft to be put into orbit The first spacecraft to carry humans aloft on its maiden flight First spacecraft to ride piggy back on its main fuel tank First solid fuel rockets ever used for a manned space flight Biggest solid fuel rockets ever used in the space program with a total thrust of 5 3 million pounds As a glider set speed and distance records after entering the atmosphere it was going more than 4000 mph and traveled a distance of 2000 miles to

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/firsts.htm (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Astronaut John W. Young - Organization Memberships
    contributions to the field of astronautics and the AAS over a sustained period of time A fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots SETP http www setp org A fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA http www aiaa org A member of the Space Day Foundation Council of Advisors http www spaceday com en foundation php A member of the Explorers Club http www explorers

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/org.htm (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Astronaut John W. Young - Awards
    Biography Awards Capt Young has earned more than 90 major awards and honorary degrees Congressional Space Medal of Honor Georgia Tech Awards Navy Awards NASA Awards Hall of Fame Inductions Aviation Related Awards Honorary Degrees Presidential Rank Awards Other Awards Special Honors Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique this site Other Astros John W Young American International Hero Title Page Page created by Dana Holland Dana s Page

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/awards.htm (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive

  • John W. Young - photos
    this site NASA Photo ID S96 1996 Date taken 1996 Portrait of John Young inscribed to me Source NASA litho in my possession If directed to this page by a

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/enlarge-bio/young.html (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive



  •