Tag: John Young

Jan 07 2018

John Young

Yesterday was, needles to say, a rather rough day for me. I woke up quite late, as usual, to the news that Astronaut John Young had died the previous day, January 5th. John Young was an absolute legend among astronauts, up there as high as Alan Shepard, John Glenn or Neil Armstrong. John Young flew …

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May 18 2017

48 Years Ago: The Launch of Apollo 10

On May 18th, 1969, John Young, Tom Stafford, and Gene Cernan began an 8 day mission that would act as a “dress rehearsal” for the planned manned landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. This flight was the 2nd of 4 that would be launched in 1969, and would serve to test the Lunar Module …

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Apr 20 2017

Apollo 16 Lunar Landing – From PDI To Touchdown

It was about 7PM Central time on April 20th, 1972 that Apollo 16 crew members John Young and Charlie Duke landed in the Descartes plains as part of the Apollo 16 mission. This video explains the general process of the Apollo Lunar Module actually landing on the moon, and contains video and audio of the …

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