Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon, dies at 87

Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon, dies at 87 Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon, dies at 87
Erik Tate | 07 January, 2018, 06:39

John Young, a legendary USA astronaut who went into space six times, orbited the moon and then walked on its craggy surface, has died, NASA announced Saturday. He flew the first Space Shuttle mission and had been to space multiple times in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, the agency said in its tweet.

Young was the first person to travel to space six times and the ninth of 12 scientists to set foot on the lunar surface.

He eventually became one of the most accomplished astronauts in the history of the USA space programme.

His Nasa career lasted 42 years, longer than any other astronaut's, and he was revered among his peers for his dogged dedication to keeping crews safe - and his outspokenness in challenging the space agency's status quo.

He feared it would get him fired, Mr Young said.

Young became chief of Nasa's Astronaut Office, supervising training of new recruits and helping to develop the shuttle, the first fixed-wing space vehicle designed for reuse.

Young showed a reporter the Space Shuttle trainer where astronauts learn how to fly the orbiter. He orbited the moon and even walked on its craggy surface.

Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon, dies at 87
Astronaut John Young, who walked on moon, dies at 87

Chastened by the 1967 Apollo launch pad fire that killed three astronauts, Mr Young spoke up after the 1986 Challenger launch accident.

On Apollo 10, in May 1969, Nasa performed what it called "a full dress rehearsal" for landing men on the moon two months later. When one of the flight instructors objected to us going in with a camera, Young stopped, looked at the instructor and said "I flew this, I wrote the manual, and that's that".

Not many people argued with John Young.

He was born in 1930 and grew up in Orlando, Florida.

Young was reassigned in 1987 as special assistant for engineering, operations and safety at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, a move he viewed as punishment for his outspokenness. He retired at the end of 2004. But he was also described as a savvy engineer and a "test pilot's test pilot". To us, he represented the best in the American spirit - always looking forward, always reaching higher.

He joined the Navy, serving on a destroyer before becoming a pilot in 1959.

Young's passing fell on the same day as George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush's 73rd wedding anniversary. "May his memory serve to inspire future generations of explorers to dare greatly, act boldly, and serve selflessly".

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