John Young Flys West...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MachCrit, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. mpainesyd macrumors 6502

    mpainesyd

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    I have followed John’s career since the Gemini days. Definitely the Right Stuff!
    I remember his reaction after he landed the first Space Shuttle flight ( which could not be tested unmanned first). Look for a video of his walk alongside the Shuttle after landing.
    He was a strong proponent of improving space flight safety. He also spoke out for protecting Earth from catastrophes such as asteroid impacts and referred to my owm amateur research in 1999.
     
  2. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just six years old the month John Young and Gus Grissom (who was my childhood hero) flew Gemini 3. John flew again later in the Gemini program and then went on to Apollo glory. When he and Bob Crippen took the Space Shuttle on its maiden voyage, the nation held its breath. And through it all, John's sense of certainty that he and the machine would prevail helped steady and reassure the country.

    May men of John Young's heroic breed always be with us.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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