John Young


Born: 9/24/1930 in San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 1/5/2018
Age: 87
Cause of death: illness

Full name: John Watts Young
Noted For: U.S. astronaut; flew into space six times and was one of twelve men to walk on the moon. Missions: Gemini 3 (the first Gemini flight) in 1965; Gemini 10 (as commander) in 1966; Apollo 10 (as command module pilot) in 1969; Apollo 16 (as commander) in 1972; STS-1 (the first Shuttle flight, as commander) in 1981; STS-9 (as commander) in 1983. NASA Johnson Space Center administrator (1973-2004).

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