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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 24
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Links SRB Separation Med Lg Med Lg External tank separation 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 Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 25
    lot of fun He was a man for the country there aren t many like him Tiger Teague I guess y all know him We certainly want to thank everyone who has helped get this thing airborne and we take great pride in doing so well right now Crippen I would like to echo John s words as I usually do I guess being the so called rookie on this flight I had a thrill from the moment of liftoff all the way up to what we are doing now It has really been super the spacecraft has worked as advertised all the way along I think we have got something that is really going to mean something to the country and the world I think it is only right that we mention a couple of guys that gave their lives a few weeks ago in our countdown demonstration test John Bjornstad and Forrest Cole They believed in the space program and it meant a lot to them I am sure they would be thrilled to see where we have the vehicle now Shuttle Control You guys are really working hard up there John Young You call this work After

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 26
    re going to have to come down John Young Neither Young nor Crippen experienced motion sickness during the flight Young is what the pilots call a leadhead A leadhead is a guy who can t get sick no matter what you do to him Dr Gerald Soffen Miami Herald 7 18 82 Med Lg Altitude 166 nm Inclination 40 3 degrees Number of orbits 36 Duration 54 hours 20 minutes 53 seconds Distance 1 074 567 miles Weight at launch 219 258 Weight at landing 195 472 Hawaii Himalayas Naples To conserve fuel Columbia was placed into gravity gradient attitude A maneuver first developed during the Gemini program the spaceship is placed in a nosedown position perpendicular to the surface of the earth Stability is achieved because the gravitational forces of the Earth are stronger on the part of the ship nearest the planet these forces in time overcome the inertial forces acting on the ship as a whole Without this maneuver thrusters would have to be used to keep the ship stable Massachusetts Bahamas 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 27
    19 minutes before reentry Young Burn went nominal Capcom Joe Allen Okay John we copied the shortest of all burn reports Young Whoever said space is black is right It s really black It s awfully quite down there Ten seconds until LOS We will see you at about MACH 12 CAPCOM to Commander Young just before loss of signal occurred Approach and landing diagram After the 16 minute loss of signal period Young s voice was heard over the radio Hello Houston Columbia s here We re doing Mach ten point three at one eighty eight Loss of signal occurs because of an electrically charged field which surrounds the ship during reentry The high temperatures experienced by the ship ionize the air to create this envelope which blocks radio signals During reentry the wing leading edge will reach temperatures of 2750 degrees Fahrenheit A lot of folks said the shuttle was a lemon But my Mom said It s not a lemon it s a peach John Young 7 15 99 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

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 28
    this is It s really something special John Young the shuttle appeared far above the northeast horizon a white dot against a cloudless blue sky That dot was dropping so fast that to an eye accustomed to watching the more gradual descent of commercial jets it seemed inevitable that the shuttle would crash to the desert floor And as it continued to drop at a precipitous rate about seven times steeper than an airliner the white dot gradually became a bulky white spacecraft with a black underbelly It was only 2000 feet above the ground racing toward touchdown at 270 miles an hour when Young pulled back on the stick inside the spacecraft raising the nose of the Columbia and flattening out it glide path dramatically The transformation was so stunning that for the final 20 seconds the spacecraft appeared to be falling in slow motion totally in control As it touched down at a speed 80 to 90 miles an hour faster than a commercial airliner does the rear wheels nestled into the hard packed sand of Rogers Dry Lake kicking a rooster tail high into the air and Young gently lowered the front wheel as well Larry Eichel

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 29
    you know And if we re going to get this thing operational this is one of the parts we re going to have to work on more You know what I mean Mission Control John I m pushing as hard as I can Young Well what are you pushing Mission Control This conversation is getting dangerous Would you verify that you have your stubs for your bags on your body Young Uh oh Uh oh I knew I forgot something Young continued I m looking out the hatch window and I don t see anybody out there I can meet you in a second if you d like me to open the hatch and jump out If we re going to have all this time we could set up the TV and have a post landing press conference right now Tampa Tribune 4 15 81 Med Lg In a packed Georgia Tech ballroom great whoops of joy went up when John Young class of 52 put Columbia down on the desert floor and a band struck up I m a ramblin wreck from Georgia Tech Time Magazine Frederic Golden April 27 1981 page 18 Get ready for exhilaration Roger Puddy

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 30
    34 35 36 37 Links Statement by President Ronald Reagan on the Successful Landing of the Columbia Your brave adventure has opened a new era in space travel You put new worlds within closer reach and more knowledge in our grasp We thank God for your safe return You were right Captain Crippen when you said that the Columbia and her voyage would mean much to this country and to the world Today the world watched us in triumph Today our friends and our adversaries are reminded that we are a free people capable of great deeds We are a free people in search of progress for mankind and today we found a little more We are grateful to you and to those who have worked with you We are proud of you and we are proud of our country After making the above speech Reagan then cut 604 million from NASA s budget Young s comment Politicians are a strange bunch of critters 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

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-1 - Page 31
    gases with exhausts and fans When he was finally allowed to emerge 63 min after touchdown he bounded down the stairs checked out the tiles and landing gear then jubilantly jabbed the air with his fists It was probably Young s most uncontrolled move of the entire flight TIME Magazine Frederic Golden April 27 1981 page 21 Med Lg Color I ve often claimed that John had calmed down by the time he got outside the orbiter You should have seen him when he was inside the cockpit Robert Crippen Video Clip Video of STS 1 landing EM 0043 01 mpg 1 6mb Other formats available here Time Magazine Story By ED MAGNUSON Touchdown Columbia after landing on the Edwards lake bed the normally reticent Young performed a little dance around the orbiter flapping his arms and giving the thumbs up signal Michael Collins Liftoff pg 216 Having made history the dean of spacefarers and his rookie companion stepped onto the dust of the Mojave Desert with bounce in their steps but it was the normally unflappable veteran of five space flights and a walk on the moon who showed the jubilation of the event as he strode about flapping

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