Young, John, 1930-2018

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John Young was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. He flew on four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo command and service module, the Apollo Lunar Module and the Space Shuttle. Before becoming an astronaut, Young received his Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined the U.S. Navy. After serving at sea during the Korean War he became a naval aviator and graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. As a test pilot, he set several world time-to-climb records. Young retired from the Navy in 1976 with the rank of captain.

In 1962, Young was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Group 2. Young served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974 to 1987, and retired from NASA in 2004.

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referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (Mar. 28) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Universal Newsreel Volume 39, Release 59 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. PROJECT GEMINI GT-3 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (July 27) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn PRELAUNCH BRIEFING, JOHN YOUNG AND MICHAEL COLLINS GEMINI 10 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (July 24) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE HEARING #3, (ABBEY, YOUNG, WEITZ, CRIPPEN, HARTSFIELD), 4/3/86: SPACE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT. Part 3 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn FACE THE NATION, 3/16/86 National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Honeywell Inc. Corporate records, 1843-1999. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Truly, Richard. Richard H. Truly U.S. Space Program collection, 1969-1997 [manuscript]. Regis University
referencedIn News of the Day (Jan. 2) National Archives at College Park
PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE HEARING #1, (ABBEY, YOUNG, WEITZ, CRIPPEN, HARTSFIELD), 4/3/86: SPACE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT. Part 1 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (Mar. 31) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Pictures from the Moon /Gemini 10 / Saturn 5 Rehearsal National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (July 24) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. PROJECT quot;GEMINI GT-3quot; National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (July 27) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE HEARING #4, (ABBEY, YOUNG, WEITZ, CRIPPEN, HARTSFIELD, TRULY, ALDRICH, CHARLESWORTH), 4/3/86: SPACE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT. Part 4 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Corporate records., 1843-1999. Minnesota Society
creatorOf Grissom, Virgil I. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. PROJECT quot;GEMINI GT-3quot; National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith Collins, Michael, 1930- person
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memberOf Gemini 3 (Spacecraft) corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Houston TX US
San Francisco CA US
Orlando FL US
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Birth 1930-12-21

Death 2011-11-03

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