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  • John W. Young - photos
    2 launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center Image of the Orbiter Columbia with its two solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank feeding the orbiters engines into orbit was taken by Astronaut John Young aboard NASA s shuttle

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/enlarge-bio/10060484.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • John W. Young - photos
    the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger for the STS 6 mission The entire launch complex is visible in this view of the STS 6 launch 30108 all views were shot from the Shuttle training aircraft STA by Astronaut John W

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/enlarge-bio/10061049.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • John W. Young - photos
    high angle view of the liftoff of the shuttle Challenger for the STS 7 mission a lengthy stretch of Florida Atlantic coastline and a number of large cumulus clouds was taken by Astronaut John Young from the Shuttle training Aircraft

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/enlarge-bio/10061166.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • John W. Young - photos
    Description Views of the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger for the STS 6 mission Views include the shuttle orbiter headed toward space trailing a line of smoke all views were shot from the Shuttle training aircraft STA by Astronaut John

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/enlarge-bio/10061050.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • John W. Young - photos
    of the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger for the STS 6 mission Views include the shuttle orbiter headed toward space trailing a line of smoke all views were shot from the Shuttle training aircraft STA by Astronaut John W Young

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/enlarge-bio/10061051.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • John W. Young - photos
    Description Wide angle view of the launch of the space shuttle Challenger on the 41 C mission from the Kennedy Space Center KSC launch pad This view was taken from the Shuttle training aircraft by Astronaut John Young Photo obtained

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/enlarge-bio/10061468.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Presidential Rank Awards
    through space station Mr Young s technical expertise and depth of knowledge have enabled him to effectively participate in the management and resolution of issues critical to the success and advancement of manned spaceflight Distinguished Executive United States Office of Personnel Management http www opm gov ses dea98nasa html d 1998 presented April 29 1999 Presidential Rank Award winners have demonstrated their ability to lead a Government that delivers great service fosters partnerships and community solutions to achieve results and continuously pushes itself to get the job done more effectively and efficiently Since his last flight he has focused his unmatched experience on providing engineering solutions to critical Center and NASA issues In addition Mr Young has shaped the U S astronaut corps serving as Chair of the Astronaut Selection Board Under his leadership 79 candidates have been selected including 29 women and minorities The Presidential Rank Awards were established to recognize a select group of career Senior Executives who have demonstrated exceptional performance over an extended period of time The law provides that a Distinguished Rank Award be given for sustained extraordinary accomplishment Distinguished Executives are outstanding leaders nominees must consistently demonstrate strength integrity industry and a relentless commitment to public service Through their personal conduct and their results oriented program management they will have established and maintained a high degree of public confidence and trust Recognition of 1998 Distinguished Executives Presidential Rank Awards are reserved for executives who have a record of achievement which is recognized throughout the agency and or is acknowledged on a national or international level The following criteria is used to evaluate nominees Leading Change Displayed the highest high level of creativity initiative flexibility and innovation to produce results that are important to the American people Results Driven Has an exceptional record of achieving

    Original URL path: http://www.johnwyoung.org/bio/presidential.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Special Honors
    unveiling of a plaque located in the California Academy of Sciences ASTRONAUT FINALLY GETS HIS DUE Astronaut John Young who flew Gemini Apollo and shuttle missions and is the most traveled man in space will be honored with a plaque to be unveiled Wednesday at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco Young who was born in San Francisco lives in Houston nowadays The Westin St Francis is putting him up for a week The honor for Young is the result of a campaign by space buff Ken Winans who lives in Mill Valley and whose efforts included successful lobbying of Mayor Willie Brown and the San Francisco supervisors Reprinted by permission from Leah Garchik and the San Francisco Chronicle http www sfgate com Captain John W Young USN Astronaut A native San Franciscan and space exploration pioneer As an Apollo astronaut he journeyed to the Moon twice in 1969 1972 On his second trip to the Moon he became the 9th man to walk on its surface In 1981 he commanded the space shuttle Columbia s maiden voyage into orbit He is the only astronaut to have flown missions in the Gemini Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs Captain

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