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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-9 - Page 5
    the Spacelab obtain valuable scientific and applications data from a common US European multi disciplinary payload and demonstrate to potential users of the shuttle Spacelab system the broad capability of Spacelab for scientific research STS 9 crew with autographs Video Clip Video clip of astronauts moving through tunnel sts9tunnel mov 1 38mb STS 9 crew The crew was split into two shifts the red shift and the blue shift each

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-9 - Page 6
    the thrusters were fired An IMU inertial measurement unit also failed during the flight The IMU determines where the shuttle is in relation to a fixed point by measuring every motion of the ship At a post flight press conference Young remarked that when the first computer failed my knees started shaking When the next computer failed I turned to jelly Our eyes opened a lot wider than they were before And it s hard to get them closed again John Young Mission Report STS 9 Video Clip Video clip of a shuttle landing with hydrazine fire up apuex mpg 1 8mb In addition to the computer and IMU failures a fire caused by leaking hydrazine fuel started in the APU s auxiliary power unit during the shuttle landing approximately two minutes before touchdown John was on fire when he landed of course he didn t know it at the time He didn t find out about it until about a day later But that s the best time to find those kinds of things out George Abbey 3 22 00 APU s drive the hydraulic actuators that move the elevons rudder speed brakes and body flap They also provide

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-9 - Page 7
    4 26mb Video Clip Video clip of another vestibular experiment sts9exper2 mov 9 82mb Space Shuttle food tray Young and Merbold have a meal According to Charles Bourland NASA s manager for space station food Young was the only astronaut who refused to get involved in the choosing of his food 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Links Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique this

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-9 - Page 8
    It would make a geology textbook John Young Central Vietnam The ground track is incredibly beautiful John Young Young s views on the benefits of space It is a place where humanity can live and work and make things better for people on Earth Columbia lands STS 9 crew egress from shuttle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Links Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography Site Map Critique

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - STS-9 - Page 9
    more step toward a permanent presence in space and a sampling of the possible benefits from being there Mike Toner Miami Herald 12 11 83 Foil plate flown on STS 9 Video Clip Video clip of muscle response experiment sts9exper3 mov 1 08mb Statement from President Ronald Reagan 12 8 83 The whole world is delighted to see Columbia and Spacelab back on the ground safe and sound after a truly successful 10 day adventure Our congratulations to the entire shuttle team the astronauts as well as the thousands on the ground who made this mission possible In particular I want to thank the dean of American astronauts Commander John Young our German friend Ulf Merbold the European Space Agency and all the folks at NASA Well done Your great success is a shining example of what free people working together can do This cooperative effort between Americans and Europeans will add to our treasure of human knowledge and be put to practical use improving our lives on Earth New horizons have been discovered and old boundaries pushed back It proves that there s never a time when we should stop dreaming We will continue to challenge our imagination and

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  • John W. Young - photos
    nasa gov NASA Photo ID S86 38018 Date Taken 09 26 86 New official portrait of Astronaut John W Young Young is in the dark blue shuttle flight suit with his helmet under his arm and an American flag behind

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  • John W. Young - photos
    35017 Date Taken 06 29 83 Official Portrait of the STS 9 crew Seated from left to right are Owen Garriott mission specialist Brewster Shaw pilot John Young commander and Robert Parker mission Specialist Standing from left to right are

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  • John W. Young - photos
    Date Taken 09 28 83 What appears to be an X ray photograph shows the European Space Agency Spacelab installed in the space shuttle Columbia s cargo bay as if the craft s cargo bay doors were removed If directed

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