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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 7
    hard to replace by any machine 1 he has a very wide band set of sensors for acquiring information 2 he has in his head a built in memory and computer than cannot yet be matched by our largest and fastest machines and finally he has a remarkably versatile capability for action and physical operations with his body hands and tools These three capabilities make man such a valuable element in space science and applications that we need to take advantage of him at the site of operations whenever this is feasible Dr George E Mueller 3 10 69 The shuttle operates with four primary computers and one backup computer known as a quad redundant system All five systems on STS 1 were modified IBM AP 101 computers IBM programmed the four primary computers Rockwell International programmed the backup computer The computer systems are programmed independently to guard against the possiblities of the same software problem causing failure in all systems This is an example of dissimilar redundancy doing the same thing in more than one way in order to prevent total system failure 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 8
    in the VAB I ll bet you when this rascal goes off it ll be like the Apollo moon landing as far as folks being around watching John Young Med Lg Columbia in the VAB Med Lg Columbia being moved from the VAB Art by Hugh Laidman Med Lg Another view of astronauts logging time 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 9
    23 pounds but provide oxygen and full body protection at high altitudes The escape suits were necessary since the first four shuttle flights were considered test flights and utilized ejection seats These rocket propelled ejection seats could have been used up to the 100 000 foot mark beyond that a human would not be able to survive Med Lg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 10
    29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Links Art by Henry Casselli Young training Med Lg Med Lg Med Lg Cover with real signature Cover with autopen signature 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Links Home Biography

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 11
    shuttle to manage the computers Man thinks and anticipates and no matter how hard you try you can t make a computer anticipate John Young Washington Post 4 10 81 Flight Readiness Firing Thank Goodness for Computers Crew at pre flight press briefing 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 25

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 12
    mean you don t put a human being right into the middle of it where he can make the decisions and use his anticipation the features that he s good at John Young U S News World Report April 13 1981 page 56 JSC tour book HAIL COLUMBIA by Phil Trupp National Press Interviews Prime Crew Astronauts Mar 81 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 13
    is about as many people as I ve seen at PAFB and we ve been here a million times John Young TODAY 4 9 81 Addressing the crowd at Patrick AFB Photo by Ed Hengeveld Nostalgia for the Future NASA S Bid for a Space Industry by Brad Linaweaver and Avery Davis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 14
    28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Links Med Lg Med Lg Med Lg Young preparing to fly to Florida for launch Crew going over notes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Links Home Biography Missions

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