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“ John Young jumps off the ground and salutes for this superb tourist picture. He is off the ground about seconds which, in the lunar gravity field, means that he launched himself at a velocity.

John Young's Apollo 10 portrait.

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Orbital Rendezvous. One of the crucial skills NASA needed to perfect before heading to the moon was docking with another spacecraft. Here, the Gemini 10 capsule, with John Young and Michael Collins, nears the unmanned Agena spacecraft about 100 feet away.

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One of the crucial skills NASA needed to perfect before heading to the moon was docking with another spacecraft. Here, the Gemini 10 capsule, with John Young and Michael Collins, nears the unmanned Agena spacecraft about 100 feet away.

The only thing John Young did not fly into space was the old Mercury capsule. One of the true unsung astronauts of the space program. He was the commander of the first Space Shuttle mission and walked on the moon on Apollo 16. My Blogs: Beautiful WarbirdsFull AfterburnerThe Test PilotsP-38 LightningNasa HistoryScience Fiction WorldFantasy Literature & Art

The only thing John Young did not fly into space was the old Mercury capsule. One of the true unsung astronauts of the space program. He was the commander of the first Space Shuttle mission and walked on the moon on Apollo 16

Commander John W. Young and pilot Robert L. Crippen- Prime crew members for NASA's first space shuttle flight in 1981.

Commander John W. Young and pilot Robert L. Crippen- Prime crew members for NASA's first space shuttle flight in

Apollo 16, Orion, April 1972. Astronaut John Young and the lunar rover also in view.

John Young works at the LRV near the LM Orion. Apollo 16 lands on Moon - April 1972

Space Shuttle STS-1 - Astronaut John Young conducting a pre-flight check on Space Shuttle Columbia (October 1, 1980).

Space Shuttle - Astronaut John Young conducting a pre-flight check on Space Shuttle Columbia (October

Astronaut John Glenn on the cover of Life magazine, March 2, 1962.

Former Ohio U. Senator and astronaut John Glenn—the first American to orbit the Earth and the third in space—died on Thursday at the above gallery shows, the American hero was a fixture in LIFE Magazine throughout the Space Race era, as the U.

Charles M. Duke, Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, collecting samples. Duke is standing at the rim of Plum crater with the Lunar Roving Vehicle in the background

(April Astronaut Charles M., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site.

NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon

Thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos just went online

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