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Video: NASA Remembers Moonwalker, Shuttle Commander John Young

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
January 6, 2018
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Video Caption: Astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon during Apollo 16 and commanded the first space shuttle mission, has passed away at the age of 87.

He is the only person to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs and was the first to fly into space six times — or seven times, when counting his liftoff from the Moon during Apollo 16.

One response to “Video: NASA Remembers Moonwalker, Shuttle Commander John Young”

  1. therealdmt says:

    When I was growing up, he was my favorite astronaut.

    Seems like a quaint notion now, like “a favorite magician” or something, but astronauts were famous heroes back then. I went to see him speak once in Cocía Beach. I have to say, he wasn’t the most inspiring of public speakers; he was a real engineering type for sure. He was also for sure a true hero.

    God speed, John Young

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