Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle astronaut John Young has died

Veteran astronaut John Young archived a number of milestones over the course of his 42 year career at NASA: a Navy pilot who served during the Korean War, he flew in space six time with some of the agency’s biggest programs, was the ninth person to walk on the moon, and the first to pilot the Space Shuttle. NASA announced earlier today that Young died at the age of 87 due to complications from pneumonia.

Born on September 24th, 1930, Young attended the Georgia Institute of Technology,...


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