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Crippen/Young interview
« on: 04/10/2006 12:09 PM »

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #1 on: 04/10/2006 12:54 PM »
How old is Mr Young now?

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« Reply #2 on: 04/10/2006 01:53 PM »
He is starting to look like an old man, but he'll always be a hero.

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« Reply #3 on: 04/10/2006 01:57 PM »
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They keep finding out new things; every time you turn around they are finding out something they didn't know about the good old Space Shuttle.

I love that quote. :)


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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #4 on: 04/10/2006 02:23 PM »
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How old is Mr Young now?

Here is a link to his biographical data:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/young.html

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #5 on: 04/10/2006 06:54 PM »
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Chris Bergin - 10/4/2006  7:09 AM

A very interesting read:
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-041006a.html
Thanks Chris, it was an honor and at the same time, great fun to interview Captain Young and Bob Crippen, and we have reserved a few of their comments for tomorrow's (the origin of the STS-1 insignia) and Wednesday's (the artifacts remaining) installments. Both STS-1 crewmembers have a great sense of humor, which I hope comes through in the interview.

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« Reply #6 on: 04/10/2006 08:15 PM »
John Young is THE MAN ! he must be  the most experienced astronaut alive (actually i think he retired just 2 years ago right ?)

the STS-1 flight was particularly gutsy, flying on an untested rocket is quite an act of courage, even for test pilots !

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #7 on: 04/10/2006 09:10 PM »
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Chris Bergin - 10/4/2006  7:09 AM

A very interesting read:
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-041006a.html
Thanks Chris, it was an honor and at the same time, great fun to interview Captain Young and Bob Crippen, and we have reserved a few of their comments for tomorrow's (the origin of the STS-1 insignia) and Wednesday's (the artifacts remaining) installments. Both STS-1 crewmembers have a great sense of humor, which I hope comes through in the interview.

Please post the link when you've published it as - unless I've missed something - find it very rare to see good lengthy comments from John Young. When he talks, people listen - and rightly so!

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #8 on: 04/10/2006 09:59 PM »
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Chris Bergin - 10/4/2006  5:10 PM

Please post the link when you've published it as - unless I've missed something - find it very rare to see good lengthy comments from John Young. When he talks, people listen - and rightly so!
That's right -- because he's so damn funny!

I finally caught a re-broadcast of the KSC event from last week on NASA TV and he's still as funny as ever.  (The line about starting the APUs in the OPF killed me -- and at the same time, I'd never heard about that before.)

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« Reply #9 on: 04/10/2006 10:56 PM »
Very awesome article. Its articles like this where actual astronauts are discussing thier time in space that is truly great.  Esspecially since it was the first shuttle flight and all the unknowns involved with it. :)  They need to write a book like Mike Mullane did. Just my 2 cents

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #10 on: 04/11/2006 03:36 AM »
What a guy. He even looks like the sort of gun-ho person you'd expect. Didn't he fly in nearly every space vehicle NASA used or something?

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« Reply #11 on: 04/11/2006 03:45 AM »
He flew Gemini, Apollo, and of course Shuttle.  What's amazing is that he was on the first manned flights of both Gemini and the Space Shuttle and he walked on the moon!

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« Reply #12 on: 04/11/2006 02:36 PM »
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hyper_snyper - 10/4/2006  10:45 PM

He flew Gemini, Apollo, and of course Shuttle.  What's amazing is that he was on the first manned flights of both Gemini and the Space Shuttle and he walked on the moon!

Not a bad reference to have in your resume :)

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #13 on: 04/12/2006 11:13 AM »
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Chris Bergin - 10/4/2006  4:10 PM

Please post the link when you've published
Here are the two other installments in our anniversary series:

Patchwork: The shuttle's 1st crew emblem
When John Young and Robert Crippen boarded Space Shuttle Columbia for its first launch on April 12, 1981, they were both clad in USAF pressure suits with a 4-inch embroidered emblem with a "simple and direct" design by noted artist Robert McCall.

STS-1 artifacts, 25 years later
Twenty-five years ago, the Space Shuttle Columbia launched into history as the world's first winged orbital vehicle designed to be reusable. The STS-1 mission, with its two-man crew, introduced a new chapter for U.S. manned space flight efforts.

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« Reply #14 on: 04/12/2006 11:48 AM »
Thanks Robert. That's excellent - really enjoyed the images too.

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #15 on: 04/12/2006 01:35 PM »
Great read. Many thanks for writing this up.

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RE: Crippen/Young interview
« Reply #16 on: 04/26/2006 11:04 AM »
You know where Young joked about landing Columbia on a highway.

This is pretty close to that!



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