Apollo 16, Orion, April 1972. Astronaut John Young and the lunar rover also in view.

Apollo 16, Orion, April 1972. Astronaut John Young and the lunar rover also in view.

a young John Young.  photo credit State Archives of Florida, Florida memory.

a young John Young. photo credit State Archives of Florida, Florida memory.

NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon

Thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos just went online

NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon

Apollo 16 commander John Young during EVA-2 at Descartes in April of 1972. #Moon #Apollo #astronaut #imageoftheday #1970s

Apollo 16 commander John Young during EVA-2 at Descartes in April of 1972. #Moon #Apollo #astronaut #imageoftheday #1970s

John Young and Michael Collins - Gemini 10 - endearingly awkward studio portrait

John Young and Michael Collins - Gemini 10 - endearingly awkward studio portrait

The Apollo 10 command module, piloted by astronaut John Young on his third space flight, enters into low orbit above the moon in May 1969 during a dry run for the July 1969 moon landing. The lunar module on this mission was nicknamed Snoopy

The TIME Vault: August 8, 1977

The Apollo 10 command module, piloted by astronaut John Young on his third space flight, enters into low orbit above the moon in May 1969 during a dry run for the July 1969 moon landing. The lunar module on this mission was nicknamed Snoopy

The original Mercury 7 astronauts were selected in April 1959: Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter.

The original Mercury 7 astronauts were selected in April 1959: Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter.

What the well dressed astronaut will wear on the desert is displayed by this group after a desert survival training session here recently. The posing astronauts are: (L. to R.-front) Frank Borman; James A. Lovell; John W. Young; Charles Conrad; James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White. (L to R.-back row) Ray Zedehar (Astronaut Training Officer); Thomas P. Stafford; Donald K. Slayton; Neil A. Armstrong and Elliot M. See.

What the well dressed astronaut will wear on the desert is displayed by this group after a desert survival training session here recently. The posing astronauts are: (L. to R.-front) Frank Borman; James A. Lovell; John W. Young; Charles Conrad; James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White. (L to R.-back row) Ray Zedehar (Astronaut Training Officer); Thomas P. Stafford; Donald K. Slayton; Neil A. Armstrong and Elliot M. See.

“The Best All-Around Group”: NASA’s Astronauts of ‘62  "Where are they sending us again?"

“The Best All-Around Group”: NASA’s Astronauts of ‘62 "Where are they sending us again?"

Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew in space twice. His first spaceflight was Gemini 10, in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two EVAs. His second spaceflight was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11. While he orbited the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned…

Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew in space twice. His first spaceflight was Gemini 10, in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two EVAs. His second spaceflight was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11. While he orbited the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned…

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