American Hero and NASA legend John Young has died at 87 years old...

One of only three people to have visited the Moon three times, he flew the first manned Gemini flight, three Apollo missions, including walking on it's surface, and commanded the first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Godspeed to you sir, and thank you for your courage.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/06/astronaut-john-young-who-walked-moon-dies-87/1010245001/
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,257
    Quite a resume. Not sure about the “Hero” part, but American NASA Legend is perfect. RIP.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,607
    He's looking down at us one last time.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,587
    I certainly consider the men and women of NASA heroes. RIP
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  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,580
    A true American hero in my eyes...let alone his career with NASA.....

    Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, China and Korea. He shot down three MiG-15 aircraft, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States. His on-board camera took the first continuous, panoramic photograph of the United States.
    He was one of the Mercury Seven, military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA as the United States' first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, and the fifth person and third American in space. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1962 and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990, and was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.
    and a State Senator for 24 years as well


    RIP to a American hero and legend
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,327
    One of only three people to have visited the Moon three times, he flew the first manned Gemini flight, three Apollo missions, including walking on it's surface, and commanded the first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

    Godspeed to you sir, and thank you for your courage.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/06/astronaut-john-young-who-walked-moon-dies-87/1010245001/

    Have to agree with you. Where does time go?

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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,610
    Hero is my vote... Seems we have consensus.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,622
    NotaSuv wrote: »
    A true American hero in my eyes...let alone his career with NASA.....

    Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, China and Korea. He shot down three MiG-15 aircraft, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States. His on-board camera took the first continuous, panoramic photograph of the United States.
    He was one of the Mercury Seven, military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA as the United States' first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, and the fifth person and third American in space. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1962 and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990, and was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.
    and a State Senator for 24 years as well


    RIP to a American hero and legend

    John Young passed, not John Glenn.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,929
    edited January 7
    Glenn passed 2016, just over a year ago.
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  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,114
    All those men certainly had The Right Stuff didn't they?.....Travel well sir...
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,552
    Certified HERO several times over
    R.I.P.
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    "Think a monkey knows he's sitting on top of a rocket that might explode? These astronaut boys, they know that, see? Well, I'll tell you somethin' - it takes a special kind of man to volunteer for a suicide mission, especially one that's on TV."

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