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Celebrating The Manned Space Flight Accomplishments Of John Watts Young Spanning 2 Decades.

 
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Posted 07/04/2020   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ham and Egger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If you could cast a mold of a steely eyed Astronaut well John Young is one of the bye products of that mold. The following covers honor his accomplishments spanning 2 decades and 3 spaceflight programs with a multiple of firsts.
(1) Gemini 3,First of 10 manned flights of the Gemini program
(2) Gemini 10 ,eighth Gemini manned space flights. His First command
(3)Apollo 10 , As command module pilot during the mission he becomes the first individual to pilot a space craft solo around the moon during the Lunar module check out Flight with Stafford and Cernan aboard.
(4) Apollo 16 ,As commander Young becomes the ninth person to walk on the Moon.
(5) STS 1 ,Young commands the first Space Shuttle mission. This is the first of 4 manned test flights to certify the Space Transportation System.
(6) STS 9,Youngs last command and space flight. This mission has a multiple of first listed on the cover. Enjoy






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Very nice theme connecting the various covers - tracing an astronaut's career! Thanks for sharing another portion of your collection.

Your post made me search out pictures of Young and read a bit more about him. He definitely had a very interesting career between the Navy and NASA!

I hope you don't mind, but I thought an image of Young would make a nice addition to the thread. The original photograph was taken in October 1971, about six months ahead of Young's Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. (The image is courtesy of NASA.gov and is in the public domain.)



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