Jan 07 2018
Young then went on to stand on the moon, drive 16 miles in a lunar rover and spent three nights on the lunar surface. According to media reports, Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich in his spacesuit, a move that didn't sit well with NASA staff in Houston who anxious about the crumbs.
"Barbara and I join our fellow Americans and many friends in the space community in mourning the loss of astronaut John Young", Bush said in a statement.
In 1972, Young landed on the Moon himself during the Apollo 16 mission.
Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield echoed that on Twitter, saying "John Young is one of my heroes, an astronaut's astronaut, a fearless individual and a good friend".
Young began his career at NASA in 1962, when he was selected from hundreds of young pilots to join NASA's second astronaut class.
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I really can't believe that people have these kind of thoughts still in their minds, it's so odd in this world that it happens. He has our full support and we will continue to push for appropriate responses from the relevant authorities.
Young's first time in space came in 1965 with the Gemini 3 mission that took him and astronaut Gus Grissom into Earth orbit in the first two-man US space jaunt.
Young flew to the moon twice and landed on it once. If you look at the inevitable consequences and you look at our technologies that we need to make it, you'd come to the same conclusion, and you know, it's doesn't take a lot of thinking, but somebody ought to be anxious about it. During the flight, as they discussed the food provided for the mission, Young handed Grissom the sandwich. Nasa later rebuked him for the stunt. You can drop a pencil in zero gravity and look for it for three days. Young said later that launching the space shuttle always scared him more than it thrilled him because so much could go wrong. "In one-sixth gravity, you just look down and there it is".
NASA later rebuked Young for the antics, which generated criticism from lawmakers and the media, but his career did not suffer. Young flew twice to the Moon, walked on its surface & flew the first Space Shuttle mission. The crew tested the lander module in lunar orbit without landing it.
Young already had a history of acting as a watchdog for crew safety and firing off blunt memorandums when the Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff in January 1986, killing all seven aboard. He walked on the Moon in 1972 and piloted the first space shuttle flight, STS 1, Columbia, in 1981. He ended up as the only person to fly on space shuttle, Apollo and Gemini missions.
Young, who was born in San Francisco, California in 1930, got an aeronautical engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1952. "He was in every way the 'astronaut's astronaut'".
Jan 07 2018
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Jan 06 2018
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Jan 06 2018
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Jan 02 2018
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Not only should the remaining part of the exercise be fast-tracked but they (officials) also need to be extra vigilant, he said. So there is a possibility that some names within a single family may not be there in the first draft", said Hajela.
Jan 01 2018
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When officers arrived, they eventually found an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun, and plenty of ammo in the man's room, police said. Police said the man was arrested and jailed for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.
Dec 29 2017
Vanity Fair Apologises For Video Suggesting Hillary Clinton Takes Up Knitting
In an April 1988 issue of Spy magazine (which Carter co-founded), Trump was famously referred to as a "short-fingered vulgarian". Ms Kosoff, the writer who made the knitting suggestion, reportedly took to her private Twitter account to defend the video.
Dec 29 2017
Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis dies
Ho also wrote, "Davis was off the air for more than three years when CBS46 gave her another shot a year ago to anchor again". In Davis' last tweet on December 20, she thanked her friend Debbie Turman for sending flowers after the death of her father.
Dec 27 2017
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Reuters, which confirmed five deaths with the Afghan interior ministry, reports that all of the known victims were civilians. The suicide bomb attack took place around 8 in the morning, at the time office-goers were arriving.
Dec 26 2017
Elon Musk jokes SpaceX rocket a 'nuclear' UFO from North Korea
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Dec 25 2017
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