Category: john 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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gusgrissom:

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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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gusgrissom:

John Watts Young photographed by Ralph Morse, 1963

fuckyeahhistorycrushes: Here’s some photos of …

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Here’s some photos of the astronaut John Young, who flew in the Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs- TWICE EACH. He passed away this January and I still miss him.

gusgrissom:

gusgrissom:

“The curiosity of human beings is to keep going.” -JWY

humanoidhistory:

humanoidhistory:

April 27, 1972 – With an assist from a U.S. Navy diver, Apollo 16 astronaut John Young exits the command module after splashing down in the Pacific.

I know it’s a few months late but I stopped by…

I know it’s a few months late but I stopped by KSC on January 14th on the way home from a cadet competition thing and I figured I’d just share some pics of our boy’s memorial.

gusgrissom: March 23, 1965 – 53 years ago toda…

gusgrissom:

March 23, 1965 – 53 years ago today, astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young successfully completed the flight of Gemini 3, the maiden voyage of NASA’s second manned space program. The flight, meant to test the capabilities of the Gemini spacecraft, lasted 4 hours, 52 minutes, and 31 seconds, and the crew performed the first orbital maneuver ever made by a manned spacecraft. Command Pilot Grissom became the first human in history to fly in space twice, following his Mercury flight aboard Liberty Bell 7 flight four years earlier. Gemini 3 was the first of six spaceflights for Pilot Young.

“John Young and Gus Grissom—two of the most perfectly paired crew members that I’ve ever seen. They seemed to have a zest for space, they were kids at heart. It’s almost like they were goin’ off on a joyride there.” -Gene Kranz

“About this time John was supposed to check out some of our space meals… I was concentrating on our spacecraft’s performance when suddenly John asked me, ‘You care for a corned beef sandwich, skipper?’ If I could have fallen out of my couch, I would have… John’s deadpan offer of this strictly nonregulation goodie remains one of the highlights of our flight for me.

“I do know if NASA had asked John and me to take Molly Brown back to space the day after splashdown, we would have done it with pleasure. She flew like a queen, did our unsinkable Molly.” -Gus Grissom, Gemini!