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John W. Young

After being selected in September 1962 as an astronaut, John Young flew on Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, the first flight of the Space Shuttle (STS-1), and was the Spacecraft Commander of STS-9.

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John W. Young

Learn more about Astronaut John W. Young, including when he was selected by NASA to be an astronaut, his flight experience, education, background and more. 

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Astronaut John Young during final suiting operations for Apollo 10 mission
S69-34485 (18 May 1969) — Astronaut John W. Young, Apollo 10 command module pilot, adjusts strap on his communications cap during suiting up operations for the lunar orbit mission. Minutes later astronauts Young; Thomas P. Stafford, commander; and Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot, rode a transfer van from the Kennedy Space Center’s Manned Spacecraft Operations Building over to Pad B, Launch Complex 39, where their spacecraft awaited them. Liftoff was at 12:49 p.m. (EDT), May 18, 1969.