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Forever Young : a life of adventure in air and space / John W. Young with James R. Hansen ; foreword by Michael Collins.

By: Young, John (John Watts), 1930-.
Contributor(s): Hansen, James R | Collins, Michael, 1930-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012Description: viii, 415 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780813042091 (alk. paper); 0813042097 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Young, John (John Watts), 1930- | Astronauts -- United States -- Biography | Air pilots -- United States -- Biography | Space flight to the moon -- History
Prologue: "Go" or "no-go" -- Part I: A flying career -- 1. From Cartersville to Georgia Tech -- 2. Gunnery officer to naval aviator -- 3. Fighter pilot to test pilot -- 4. Pax River -- Part II: Into orbit -- 5. The new nine and Project Gemini -- 6. Countdown -- 7. Three orbits -- 8. Dual rendezvous -- Part 3: Lunar journeys -- 9. From a fire to the moon -- 10. Call sign Charlie Brown -- 11. From tranquility to a lost moon -- 12. To the Descartes Highlands -- 13. In the briar patch -- 14. The end of moon landings -- Part III: The shuttle era -- 15. Enterprise -- 16. "The boldest test flight in history" -- 17. Advent of the "operational" shuttle -- 18. A steep spiral staircase -- 19. The Challenger disaster -- 20. A mountain of memos -- 21. "The next logical step -- 22. On a wing and a prayer -- Epilogue: When worlds collide.
Subject: John W. Young walked on the Moon. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut." He tells the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. And he frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger and Columbia shuttles.Subject: The autobiography of astronaut John Young.
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Science & Technology Studies Collection 92 YOU YOUNG (Browse shelf) Available 2402585445

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