Young: Heh heh heh! Gloves!
Grissom: Shut up, John.
Astronauts John Young and Michael Collins get picked up by helicopter after their Gemini 10 splashdown, June 1966.
Aaaaaaand Deke showed up. John’s hair is magnificent here. There are many other NASA all-stars here, too.
Bean, Young, and Anders together, 1966. From this fantastic article.
John Young makes his entrance.
Here’s John Young in preparation for neutral buoyancy training, September 19, 1979. Columbia carried two Extravehicular Mobility Units aboard its maiden voyage in case an emergency EVA had to take place. In such an occasion, Robert Crippen would ideally go out alone, with Young standing by as backup.
John Young on a treadmill in a space suit, October 27, 1980. But why?
No joke, John Young used to legit work out in pressure suits. He was hardcore
So it’s that day again…happy 83rd, Captain!
March 24, 1979: The world standard for coolness goes up one notch. Because you can’t really get much cooler than two badass astronauts in front of the world’s first reusable orbital spaceplane balanced on top of the world’s most iconic airliner design.
One of my favorite photos!