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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Page 18
    17 400 mph in just over 300 seconds a rate of climb that was more than 10 times greater than what Young experienced while setting his second time to climb record in the F4 Phantom Wide angle view of launch Launched March 23 1965 9 24 a m Pad 19 Landed March 23 1965 Orbits 3 Duration 4 hours 53 minutes Miss distance from landing zone 111 1km 60nm Recovery vehicle USS Intrepid the lift off was so smooth that neither of the astronauts realized they were off the pad until they saw that the clock on the instrument panel had started running Frank Borman Countdown pg 116 A minor problem which surfaced during the flight was a good indication of not only the intensity but also the necessity of the astronauts training During the first orbit Young noticed a sudden drop in the oxygen pressure gauge Calmly stepping through the check list he noticed the other gauges also had abnormal readings This led Young to believe the instrument power supply was at fault He switched from primary to secondary power and the gauges returned to normal The entire problem from start to finish was resolved in 45 seconds 1

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Page 19
    I handed the sandwich to Gus and he said You re in big trouble I asked why and he said No mustard John Young 4 11 03 Personal Effects The story of the corned beef sandwich And Gus was right I did get in trouble for that one But heck it was the 2nd or 3rd sandwich in space I didn t even get a first for that one John Young 4 11 03 Cloudy Earth Northern Mexico Northern Mexico You can t take your eyes from the window There aren t words in the English language to describe the sight John Young Reentry of Gemini II spacecraft The first thing you notice is a sort of slight orange haze that envelops the spacecraft And this haze layer increases and changes color to a dark green It s a very beautiful thing And then orange sparks of flaming material start flying toward At one point I remember over Florida I could see the path that we d come down and it was a long funnel shaped path John Young describing reentry Newsweek 4 5 65 page 51 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Page 20
    contrary to the old saying about the captain being the last to leave Grissom s reply I just made you captain as I got out Newsweek 4 5 65 page 51 Young waiting for helicopter pick up Aboard helicopter after retrieval John s heart rate surprisingly remained in the sixties much of the time and peaked to only 130 during reentry To John a naval aviator space flight was no

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Page 21
    be most happy to assist you to readjust to shipboard life during your second short visit with the Navy New York Times 3 15 65 Young s parents were so confident in his flying ability that they didn t worry about him as long as he was in the air On the ground it might be different W H Young New York Times 3 14 65 Med Lg 1 2

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Page 22
    meeting with press During welcome back ceremonies Boy Only thing wrong with it it didn t last long enough John Young speaking to President Johnson after the flight Newsweek 4 5 65 page 51 Med Lg During welcome back ceremonies Med Lg Med Lg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Links Home

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Page 23
    outer space May I request you to convey my personal felicitations and good wishes to Maj Virgil I Grissom and Lieut Commander John W Young and to the brilliant scientists and technicians who cooperated in this historic venture United Nations Secretary General U Thant in a message to President Johnson I would like especially to underline the smoothness of the landing as well as the flight itself Obviously we have

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Gemini 3 - Page 24
    Johnson The young man who went tumbling around the earth yesterday with Maj Virgil Grissom is an ardent climber beyond the skies whose achievements as a jet pilot and astronaut may propel him yet deeper into the measureless heavens New York Times 3 14 65 Reception after mission The Gemini Digital Computer First Machine in Orbit Gemini computer on display at Smithsonian Med Lg When we got back I wanted

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  • John W. Young - photos
    ID S64 19431 Date Taken 04 13 64 Prime crew for the Gemini 3 mission are photographed in full length portraits in their space suits Virgil I Grissom left and John Young are seen with the portable suit air conditioners

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