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John Young (VIII) (1930–2018)

American astronaut John Watts Young was born in San Francisco, California to parents William Hugh Young, a civil engineer, and Wanda Howland Young. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1952, after which he joined the US Navy served as fire control officer on the destroyer USS Laws until June 1953 and completed a tour in the Sea of Japan during the ... See full bio »


(age 87) in Houston, Texas, USA

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He and Gus Grissom made the first manned Gemini mission in 1965. Unknown to NASA staff, Young smuggled a corned-beef sandwich on board, given to him by Wally Schirra. When it came time to try NASA's official space food, Young handed Grissom the sandwich as a joke. Sandwiches already had flown in space, but NASA brass and Congress considered this incident a huge embarrassment to the space program.... See more »

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