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Steven Kaplan
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posted 12-03-2004 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steven Kaplan   Click Here to Email Steven Kaplan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See page 2. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/pdf/102058main_dec3color.pdf
This one caught me by surprise this morning. A true legend, whom I had the honor of meeting at a couple of AHOF functions. I for one would like to say thank you for his service to our country.

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Matt T
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posted 12-03-2004 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow.

The end of an era. Young was the first moon walker I saw in person (in Edinburgh a few years back) and I was impressed by both his sharpness and his ironic wit. During his talk he was absolutely passionate about the need for manned exploration.

I think it's a shame that a lacklustre agenda at NASA through the 80s and 90s has robbed them of the opportunity of returning to manned flights with first person experience as part of the team.

Good luck to him, whatever he does next.

Cheers,
Matt

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pokey
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posted 12-03-2004 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was posted on a JSC employee page last week. Was wondering when the word would get out. Gee, I thought he'd die at his desk like Walt Disney! He has been a tireless worker bee for NASA and I'm glad to see him moving along and having a retirement.

On Steven's above link it says that there will be a special celebration for Mr. Young next Tuesday at the Air and Space Museum. Does anyone know if the honoree will be in attendance?

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mensax
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posted 12-03-2004 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see a VERY long line at the S-H show in August... and the value of "jumping John's" dropping off a cliff.


Noah

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posted 12-03-2004 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skippy in space   Click Here to Email skippy in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No longer a federal employee!!!

Wish him all the best in retirment but the question were all asking is will he sign now and will he do any shows!!!

AuthenticItems
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posted 12-03-2004 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AuthenticItems   Click Here to Email AuthenticItems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope so.

nasamad
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posted 12-03-2004 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I don't mind if JY doesn't decide to start signing regularly, providing he writes his biography to make up for it, what a book that would be !

Best Wishes to JY for his well earned retirement.

Adam

Mike Isbell
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posted 12-03-2004 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a matter of interest about federal employees who are retired from the military, as Capt. Young is, are they allowed to received a second federal pension, or must they choose between a military pension or a civil service pension ?

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 12-04-2004 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cat was already out of the bag regarding John Young much earlier in the year. Don't know what the hoopla is all about. Would be nice if he writes an autobiography and attends the NY
signing next year.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-04-2004 02:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Likely because the cat was out of the bag last year, the year before, three years ago, etc. Without a direct statement by Young or NASA confirmation - the latter we now have - it was just a rumor...

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posted 12-04-2004 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Scheer   Click Here to Email Richard Scheer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Irrespective of cats-out-of-bags and even irrespective of signings (or not) in the future, John Young has earned the respect and admiration of all true fans of the space program, and of the general public. May he have the prosperous and happy retirement that he deserves.

Richard

WAWalsh
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posted 12-31-2004 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With today being, as indicated anyway, the finalday of Capt. Young's outstanding career at NASA -- thank you sir. Your efforts, commitment and dedication to the program and service to our nation is an inspiration to all of us and we truly appreciate everything that you have done.

Lunar_module_5
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John Young - Should have got a 7th flight! Happy retirement to a NASA legend. The dream lives on!

MarylandSpace
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posted 12-31-2004 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Young: awesome.

Garry

pokey
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posted 12-31-2004 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lunar_module_5: I was told by a good source that he turned down command of a 7th flight (STS-71).

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-02-2005 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lunar_module_5:
John Young - Should have got a 7th flight!

He was assigned command of the HST deployment, Mission 61J; after Challenger, he was removed from command of that flight.

WAWalsh
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posted 01-02-2005 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious, has anyone ever seen or has anyone ever published John Young's much noted memo on the loss of Challenger and safety issues?

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