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From: Menlo Park, CA, United States
Registered: Sep 2011

posted 01-08-2018 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurvetson   Click Here to Email Jurvetson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Young was the singular focus of my initial space collecting interest, when I acquired his Apollo 16 lunar module COAS (Crewman Optical Alignment Sight). I was working on a new space project when I heard wind of his passing from Chris Hadfield.

I scrambled to pull together a writeup on my most cherished John Young artifact, the Apollo 16 cuff checklist he wore on EVA 1. It adorned his arm when he gave the Navy salute and jumped from the lunar surface 3 feet up into space. I just posted it here.


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From: Honolulu, HI
Registered: Sep 2010

posted 01-08-2018 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding! Thank you for sharing images of your collection, Steve.

I got to hold Cernan's EVA3 cuff checklist (owned by an acquaintance of mine), and was half-terrified the entire time that I was going to have a random arm spasm that would make me drop such a precious relic (and be on the hook for God knows what!).

Never heard the story about Young sneezing. I love those behind the scenes anecdotes.


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From: London UK
Registered: Jan 2013

posted 01-09-2018 02:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for posting this. What a fantastic display, I'm jealous. A great tribute to a great man and a great time in human exploration.

Larry McGlynn

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From: Boston, MA
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 01-09-2018 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, that is a spectacular artifact and a wonderful memory to remember John Young by.

David Carey

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Registered: Mar 2009

posted 01-09-2018 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fabulous, Steve. Love the patina on the lower left corner tabs.

Ken Havekotte

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From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 01-09-2018 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a superb "memorabilia tribute" to NASA's most all-around experienced astronaut from a highlight space voyage of Captain Young while exploring the lunar surface. Well done, Steve!


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From: USA
Registered: Nov 2010

posted 01-10-2018 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DG27     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your fantastic artifact. A fitting tribute to one of my heroes.

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