Young, John W.
▪ American astronautin full John Watts Youngborn Sept. 24, 1930, San FranciscoU.S. astronaut who participated in the Gemini, Apollo (Apollo program), and space shuttle projects. He served as Virgil I. Grissom (Grissom, Virgil I.)'s co-pilot on Gemini 3 (1965), the first U.S. two-man space flight.After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology (1952) with a degree in aeronautical engineering, Young joined the U.S. Navy. He served in Korea before participating in a test project, during which, in 1962, he set two altitude records in an F4B Navy jet. During 1962–64 Young trained for his part in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project.Gemini 3, launched on March 23, 1965, reached a maximum altitude of 139 miles (224 kilometres) on the initial orbit. The orbit was changed three times, and after 4 hours 53 minutes flight time, the spacecraft landed in the South Atlantic Ocean. After this flight U.S. Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson conferred the NASA Exceptional Service medal on Young. On July 18, 1966, Young joined Michael Collins (Collins, Michael) on the Gemini 10 flight. The two docked with an Agena target vehicle and, using the Agena's engine, attained an altitude of 475 miles (764 kilometres). On May 18, 1969, Apollo 10 was launched, with Thomas P. Stafford (Stafford, Thomas P.), Eugene A. Cernan (Cernan, Eugene Andrew), and Young on board. The flight, which orbited the Moon, was the last checkout of Apollo (Apollo program) systems before the Moon landing of Apollo 11.Young was commander of the Apollo 16 mission (April 16–27, 1972; with Charles M. Duke, Jr., and Thomas K. Mattingly), the fifth manned landing on the Moon. He retired from the Navy in 1976 but remained with the space program, becoming chief of the astronaut office. He was commander of the first space shuttle mission (April 12–14, 1981; with Robert L. Crippen (Crippen, Robert Laurel)), guiding the orbiter Columbia to a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California after it had circled the Earth 36 times. In 1983 Young commanded the joint NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) mission, which from November 28 to December 8 placed the Spacelab (a permanently orbiting workshop) above the Earth.
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John W. Young — John Young Land (Behörde): USA (NASA) Datum der Auswahl: 17. September 1962 (2. NASA Gruppe) Anzahl der Raumflüge: 6 Start erster Raumflug … Deutsch Wikipedia
John Watts Young — John Young Land (Organisation): USA (NASA) Datum der Auswahl: 17. September 1962 (2. NASA Gruppe) Anzahl der Raumflüge: 6 Start erste … Deutsch Wikipedia
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