Category: john young

Northrop Grumman names space station-bound shi…

Northrop Grumman names space station-bound ship for moonwalker John Young | collectSPACE:

You know he had to do it to us one more time

gusgrissom: Happy birthday to naval aviator an…

gusgrissom:

Happy birthday to naval aviator and legendary NASA astronaut Capt. John W. Young (born September 24, 1930), who turns 87 today!

“Daring and courage? I hope you don’t need any daring and courage because I don’t have any of that.”

Look at our boy!!

Look at our boy!!

Mike and John looking for where they asked for…

Mike and John looking for where they asked for your opinion

Whomst else out here on a Thursday night missi…

Whomst else out here on a Thursday night missing a certain John Watts Young?

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.

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“As they worked by day and played by night to prepare for their Gemini flight, Grissom became a big brother to Young, who lovingly referred to his crewmate as that old rascal Gus.” -George Leopold, Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

gusgrissom: Gus and John, September 1964. Thes…

gusgrissom:

Gus and John, September 1964. These photos (evidently from the Norman Rockwell Museum) were among those used as references by Rockwell when he was painting “The Longest Step (Grissom and Young Suiting Up)” the next year:

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John Watts Young photographed by Ralph Morse, 1963