Young, John A.

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9th  Moonwalker on Apollo 16, 6 space flights veteran, flew on Gemini, Apollo & Space Shuttle missions
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Description: (1930-2018) US astronaut 1962-2004, test pilot, naval officer, aeronautical engineer. 9th person to walk on the Moon as commander of the 1972 Apollo 16 mission. Over 19 years of active NASA service, 1st to make 6 space flights, only person to have piloted 4 different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle. Flew 1st manned Gemini mission 1965; 1st person to orbit the Moon alone during Apollo 10 (1969); one of 3 persons who twice journeyed to the Moon, 1 of 3 to drive the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon’s surface. Young became chief of the Space Shuttle Branch of the Astronaut Office Jan. 1973. He commanded 2 space shuttle flights, incl. the 1st in 1981 (STS-1) and STS-9 in 1983, which carried the 1st Spacelab module. He was in line to make a record 7th flight on STS-61J to deploy the Hubble Space Telescope in 1986, but the Challenger disaster earlier that year delayed NASA’s schedule. Chief of the Astronaut Office 1974–1987 on Alan Shepard’s retirement. Young became a difficult signer and often used the Autopen!

10 x 8 early color NASA ISP in civilian attire, flag by right shoulder.

Condition: Very good

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