Astronaut John W. Young took this picture during the second orbit of the Gemini-Titan 3 three-orbit mission as the spacecraft "Molly Brown" passed over Northern Mexico at an altitude of 90 miles. [4100 x 4100]

Astronaut John W. Young took this picture during the second orbit of the Gemini-Titan 3 three-orbit mission as the spacecraft "Molly Brown" passed over Northern Mexico at an altitude of 90 miles. [4100 x 4100]

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

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

a young John Young.  photo credit State Archives of Florida, Florida memory.

a young John Young. photo credit State Archives of Florida, Florida memory.

John Young NASA Astronaut Apollo 16 Moonwalker  Autopen Signed 8x10 Photo Litho 2

John Young NASA Astronaut Apollo 16 Moonwalker Autopen Signed 8x10 Photo Litho

John Young NASA Astronaut Apollo 16 Moonwalker Autopen Signed 8x10 Photo Litho 2

Launch- April 16, 1972  Landing- April 27, 1972 Astronauts- John W. Young, Charles M. Duke Jr. and Thomas K. Mattingly II Apollo 16 had a couple display malfunctions as well as some telemetry problems that forced the mission to be shortened by one day. However the astronauts were able to collect 209 pounds of moon rocks and drove 16.6 miles in the rover.  www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo16.html#...

Launch- April 16, 1972 Landing- April 27, 1972 Astronauts- John W. Young, Charles M. Duke Jr. and Thomas K. Mattingly II Apollo 16 had a couple display malfunctions as well as some telemetry problems that forced the mission to be shortened by one day. However the astronauts were able to collect 209 pounds of moon rocks and drove 16.6 miles in the rover. www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo16.html#...

Apollo 10 astronauts Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford, and John Young goof around when they pose for their crew portrait, circa 1969. (NASA)

Apollo 10 astronauts Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford, and John Young goof around when they pose for their crew portrait, circa 1969. (NASA)

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A Look Back at Apollo 16 - Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke drive a Lunar Roving Vehicle trainer on a simulated lunar surface on Earth on December 22, 1971.

A Look Back at Apollo 16 - Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke drive a Lunar Roving Vehicle trainer on a simulated lunar surface on Earth on December 22, 1971.

Significant Sig, John W. Young. On his trip to the moon he carried the badge and flag of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Both are on display at Sigma Chi's headquarters.

Significant Sig, John W. Young. On his trip to the moon he carried the badge and flag of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Both are on display at Sigma Chi's headquarters.

Astronaut John Young, right, who many say remind them of Don Draper ... sigh...

Astronaut John Young, right, who many say remind them of Don Draper ... sigh...

John Young and Michael Collins - Gemini 10 - endearingly awkward studio portrait

John Young and Michael Collins - Gemini 10 - endearingly awkward studio portrait

John Young served 42 years as an active NASA astronaut, longer than any other, making 6 space flights. In 1965, Young flew on the first manned Gemini mission then commanded another mission the next year. He is 1 of only 3 people to go to the Moon twice. In 1969, he was first to orbit the Moon alone during Apollo 10 then became the 9th person to walk on the Moon during Apollo 16. In 1981, he commanded the first launch of the Space Shuttle (STS-1) then again in 1986 (STS-9).

John Young served 42 years as an active NASA astronaut, longer than any other, making 6 space flights. In 1965, Young flew on the first manned Gemini mission then commanded another mission the next year. He is 1 of only 3 people to go to the Moon twice. In 1969, he was first to orbit the Moon alone during Apollo 10 then became the 9th person to walk on the Moon during Apollo 16. In 1981, he commanded the first launch of the Space Shuttle (STS-1) then again in 1986 (STS-9).

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