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Bram
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posted 06-07-2012 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bram   Click Here to Email Bram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any pictures available from John Young in his office as a chief astronaut?

brianjbradley
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posted 06-08-2012 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for brianjbradley   Click Here to Email brianjbradley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In terms of his office specifically, not sure. To see him in action, I'd check the crew walk out photos for STS-2 through STS-7. As Office Chief, he escorted the crew and can be seen.

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posted 06-08-2012 01:11 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The BBC documentary "John Young - The Ultimate Explorer" from 1982 shows John in an office (I don't know if this was his office but I am guessing it was) being interviewed for the programme. A video still from that programme could help you?

mjanovec
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posted 06-08-2012 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Young is also visible in the role of chief astronaut during the sad ceremony where the remains of the Challenger astronauts are being transferred. That had to be one of the most difficult duties a chief astronaut has ever had to perform.

As for a photo of his office, I've seen very few photos of ANY astronaut's office. Either the offices are not of interest to the official photographers...or they may be mostly considered private.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-08-2012 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stéphane Sebile e-mailed with the following:
I have found this picture (believe 1980) with John Young in his office in Houston

Bram
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posted 06-11-2012 02:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bram   Click Here to Email Bram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for this pic! Indeed, photos of astronauts in their offices are hard to find. I would like to see more pics of them behind their desks.

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posted 06-11-2012 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bram:
I would like to see more pics of them behind their desks.

ea757grrl
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posted 06-11-2012 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(in best Jack Donaghy voice) "Well played, Carey."

carmelo
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posted 06-13-2012 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have found this picture (believe 1980) with John Young in his office in Houston
Was the same office of Deke Slayton?

golddog
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posted 06-14-2012 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know what the name is on Young's spacesuit in that picture? It appears to be a Gemini style, in close up the name is not Young's.

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posted 06-14-2012 02:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks to me like that well known astronaut 'Medium Regular'

APG85
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posted 06-14-2012 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard "Medium Regular" doesn't like to sign autographs so don't ask...

golddog
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posted 06-14-2012 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's as good a guess as any.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-14-2012 08:40 AM     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 Besixdouze:
Looks to me like that well known astronaut 'Medium Regular'
It is Medium Regular. Because Small Medium mysteriously disappeared after a meeting with George Abbey and was never seen again. JSC Roundup's article on the matter had the headline "Small Medium At Large."

(And I heard Young changed from Medium Regular to Quite Regular after drinking orange juice while on the Moon....)

garymilgrom
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posted 06-20-2012 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bram:
I would like to see more pics of them behind their desks.
Here's Jon McBride behind his desk. Author and friend Rick Houston is in the foreground.

McBride Office 400px

And here's the view Jon has looking forward from his desk:

McBride Office 2 400px

Michael Cassutt
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posted 06-20-2012 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Cassutt   Click Here to Email Michael Cassutt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by carmelo:
Was the same office of Deke Slayton?
No. Slayton's office, as director of flight crew operations, was in a different building — #9, I believe, JSC HQ. The astronaut office was Building #4.

heng44
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posted 06-21-2012 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Fabian and Fred Gregory in 1978.

Ron McNair and Mike Smith in 1985.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-21-2012 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not mine, but here's Steve Hawley at his office, circa 1995.

carmelo
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posted 06-24-2012 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by golddog:
Does anyone know what the name is on Young's spacesuit in that picture? It appears to be a Gemini style, in close up the name is not Young's.

Is an Apollo-1 type suit.

tetrox
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posted 06-25-2012 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With fear of being the laughing stock it looks to me like the name says "MEDIUM REGULAR."

Maybe it is just a general or surplus suit used for testing and spacecraft evaluation purposes by engineers etc.

On edit: Sorry, I hadn't realised the question had already been answered. I only read the last post.

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