Astronaut Friday: John Young

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, we are highlighting Apollo astronauts. These legendary space travelers embarked on a journey to the moon which ignited a spirit of curiosity, discovery and adventure. Their missions captivated the world and paved the way for the future of spaceflight.

Learn more about NASA’s longest-serving astronaut who traveled to the moon not once, but twice:

Apollo 50th Astronaut Bio: John Young

During your next visit, stop by Astronaut Gallery to see the STS-1 suit worn by John Young on the inaugural mission of the Space Shuttle Program aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

Experience the excitement of the Apollo era during our 50th anniversary celebration of the first lunar landing!

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