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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #20 on: 01/06/2018 06:13 PM »

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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #21 on: 01/06/2018 06:16 PM »
Wow, I just learned from the NASA release that he landed STS-9 while 2/3 APUs were on fire from a hydrazine leak...

He's the kind of pilot I would want flying a plane (or Shuttle!) that I'm in.

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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #22 on: 01/06/2018 06:27 PM »
RIP John Young

Legend gets banded around too easily to describe someone. In this case he was entirely deserving of that title.

God Speed in your next journey sir.

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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #23 on: 01/06/2018 06:31 PM »
Not sure what else there is to be said.  You've all said it well.

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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #24 on: 01/06/2018 06:44 PM »
When we say that we stand on the shoulders of giants, John Young is certainly one of them.

Amongst his many accomplishments he showed how it was possible to have a long career being an astronaut, and I think we all hope that he will inspire many in the future to try and beat his record.
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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #25 on: 01/06/2018 06:48 PM »
I often think of if America would have been a different nation from flying out Apollo/Saturn with a Venus flyby mission led by him.

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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #26 on: 01/06/2018 06:51 PM »
I often think of if America would have been a different nation from flying out Apollo/Saturn with a Venus flyby mission led by him.

Cancelling the AAP was a huge loss, I think we could have landed on Mars in the mid 80s if Congress kept investing in Apollo and AAP

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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #27 on: 01/06/2018 07:02 PM »
Very sad day. My favourite astronaut.

RIP John Young. Your career has and will inspire many.

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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #28 on: 01/06/2018 07:13 PM »
He always struck me as "the very best of the very best."  If I had a "hero" astronaut, it was John Young.

[added] In addition to his flights, we should remember that he played a significant role in highlighting safety issues after 51-L.
« Last Edit: 01/06/2018 07:25 PM by jgoldader »
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Re: John Young passes away
« Reply #29 on: 01/06/2018 07:17 PM »
Godspeed, John Watts Young.

Godspeed.
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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #30 on: 01/06/2018 07:43 PM »
While sad at the news, John Young’s life is truly one to celebrate.

We’ll not see his like again. RIP.

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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #31 on: 01/06/2018 07:51 PM »
Dang.  :-\ 

... only days after Bruce McCandless... another legend has died...

What an amazing career he had. Every single of his flight was kind of landmark in the history of manned spaceflight. He missed only Mercury, and he died only months before the next manned vehicle after the shuttle lift-off.

STS-9 was one hell of a close call. STS-1 has some of them, too.

He flew Apollo 10 and Apollo 16, making him one of the very, very few that went to the Moon twice (there was Young, there was Cernan and there was Lovell, perhaps the most unfortunate of the three).

and Gemini of course (he got the first mission, just  like the shuttle)

May he rest in peace.
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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #32 on: 01/06/2018 08:02 PM »
God speed John Young.



« Last Edit: 01/06/2018 08:08 PM by Brovane »
"Look at that! If anybody ever said, "you'll be sitting in a spacecraft naked with a 134-pound backpack on your knees charging it", I'd have said "Aw, get serious". - John Young - Apollo-16

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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #33 on: 01/06/2018 08:07 PM »
Condolences to Susy and the rest of his relatives. The last few years must have been hard.

Goodbye to a legend.
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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #34 on: 01/06/2018 08:20 PM »
Devastating... :(
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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #35 on: 01/06/2018 08:22 PM »





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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #36 on: 01/06/2018 08:24 PM »
NASA TV airing special programming in memory of John...
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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #37 on: 01/06/2018 08:45 PM »
That’s eight blast-offs now, Captain. Congratulations, you’ve lead the way.

And, please enjoy the corned beef up there!  ;)

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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #38 on: 01/06/2018 09:01 PM »
How many Group 2 astronauts are still with us?

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Re: John Young has passed away
« Reply #39 on: 01/06/2018 09:06 PM »
Not many. There's only two intact Apollo crews still with us - 8 & 9 and only 5 of the 12 Moonwalkers :(
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