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    ZLothZLoth
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    From CNN:

    John Young, ex-astronaut who walked on moon and commanded 1st shuttle flight, dies

    Former astronaut John Young, a NASA trailblazer whose six journeys into space included a walk on the moon and commanding the first space shuttle flight, died Friday after complications from pneumonia, NASA said Saturday.

    He was 87.

    “NASA and the world have lost a pioneer. Astronaut John Young’s storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight; we will stand on his shoulders as we look toward the next human frontier,” NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said.

    FULL ARTICLE HERE

    NASA John Young Bio
    NASA Remembers Agency’s Most Experienced Astronaut


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    ubikuberallesubikuberalles
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    Sorry to hear that. Also worth mentioning is that Bruce McCandless, famous for making the first untethered free flight using the MMU, died at age 80 back in late December.

    You may remember him from this photograph:

    Bruce McCandless in the MMU

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    Bruce not only flew the thing, he’d been designing and refining it since the latter days of the Gemini program (!!); a test article was flown aboard Skylab.


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