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!
John and Mike of Gemini 10.
John Young during training for STS-1, December 15, 1978. What a good picture.
John Young aboard Space Shuttle Columbia on its maiden voyage, the first of any Space Shuttle. Note the prominent ejection seat, which was equipped but never used on the first four test flights of the Shuttle.
"Former President George H.W. Bush and John W. Young, JSC Associate Director, embrace near the Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center prior to a visit to that facility by the former Chief Executive and First Lady. JSC Director Jefferson D. Howell, Jr. is at left."
1) This is lovely.
2) Do you think Bill Clinton ever gets jealous of John interfering with his bromance with 41?
In Florida, it’s still miniskirt season.
John Young and his wife, Susy, in 1972…post-Apollo 16. Also, John is wearing some very stylish trousers.
Dramatic photo of the STS-1 crew, John Young and Bob Crippen.