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24/09/1930 American astronaut John Young is born

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The Greatest Astronaut You've Never Heard Of

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NASA Remembers Moonwalker, Shuttle Commander John Young

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Gemini 3 50th anniversary: The first American space flight with two astronauts. March 23, 1965

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Gemini X: Quick Look 1966 NASA; Project Gemini Spaceflight of John Young & Michael Collins

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Apollo 10 - To Sort Out The Unknowns (1969)

He was the longest serving astronaut in history. Young made the first manned flight in the Gemini program (with Gus Grissom) in 1965. In 1972 he became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission. He also commanded maiden orbital flight of the Space Shuttle in 1981, the STS-1.