gusgrissom: Saw this photo of John waiting fo…

gusgrissom:

Saw this photo of John waiting for helicopter pickup after Gemini 3 (sans pressure suit) and it reminded me of this quote from Gus’ book:

“In the medical trailer [before the flight], at Pad 16, the medics attached the sensors for heartbeat and pulse measurement, and slipped the ten-ounce amplifiers, which boost the strength of the medical electronic signals, into waist pockets in our ‘long john’ undergarments, worn beneath the pressurized space suit. I saw that John Young, who isn’t particularly fond of long underwear, had chopped the arms off his.