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FFrench
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posted 11-12-2010 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've driven past it a couple of times in the past because it is in one of my favorite Orlando neighborhoods (close to the art museum) but stopped this time to take some photos of the plaque placed in front of John Young's boyhood home.

chappy
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posted 11-13-2010 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow!!!! Fantastic picture of my hero's boyhood home, even a board explaining about the history of John Young, excellent...

capoetc
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posted 11-13-2010 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does someone still live there, or is it unoccupied now?

FFrench
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posted 11-13-2010 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Appears occupied - not something I would normally post, images of a private residence, but the plaque outside is obviously for public consumption.

The street connects with John Young Parkway after a couple of miles. A little like NASA Road 1 in Houston, there are also some businesses who have named themselves after the street - such as the John Young Crossings strip mall.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-13-2010 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Um... is it me or does the plaque credit Challenger with carrying STS-9/Spacelab 1? Oopsie, heh heh heh.

(And I realize there's a lack of space, no pun intended, but it leaves out Young's other Gemini and Apollo flights.)

Delta7
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posted 11-13-2010 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I imagine John Young's matter-of-fact deadpan reaction to it all is ... "They ought not to have done that."

kr4mula
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posted 11-15-2010 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am I reading that sign correctly in that he only lived there for 3 years ('45-'48) while he went to high school? That's not exactly the sort of sentimental boyhood home where we might imagine young Johnny (pun intended) running around the yard with his wind-up balsa wood airplanes.

I'm curious: do developers need his permission to name a strip mall after him, or is it public use since the road bears his name?

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