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Astronaut John Young Dies @ 87
« on: January 06, 2018, 02:29:02 PM »
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Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.

The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from pneumonia.

NASA called Young one of its pioneers – the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, and the first to fly into space six times. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon.

“Astronaut John Young’s storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight,” NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot said in an emailed statement. “John was one of that group of early space pioneers whose bravery and commitment sparked our nation’s first great achievements in space.”

Young was the only spaceman to span NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs, and became the first person to rocket away from Earth six times. Counting his takeoff from the moon in 1972 as commander of Apollo 16, his blastoff tally stood at seven, for decades a world record.

He flew twice during the two-man Gemini missions of the mid-1960s, twice to the moon during NASA’s Apollo program, and twice more aboard the new space shuttle Columbia in the early 1980s.

His NASA career lasted 42 years, longer than any other astronaut’s, and he was revered among his peers for his dogged dedication to keeping crews safe — and his outspokenness in challenging the space agency’s status quo.

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Re: Astronaut John Young Dies @ 87
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 02:48:27 PM »
What I don't understand in this day and age people dyeing of pneumonia.   There a vaccination is good for about 5 years.  I have had two.   
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Re: Astronaut John Young Dies @ 87
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 02:55:09 PM »
What I don't understand in this day and age people dyeing of pneumonia.   There a vaccination is good for about 5 years.  I have had two.
It usually comes from fluid on the lungs and drowning the individual. Even though they refer to it as pneumonia, it may not be the actual virus that leads to "pneumonia" type conditions.

pneumonia: A respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses, bacteria or irritants
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Re: Astronaut John Young Dies @ 87
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 03:36:12 PM »
What I don't understand in this day and age people dyeing of pneumonia.   There a vaccination is good for about 5 years.  I have had two.
My mother had it 2x as a youngster, and lost 1/2 her lung capacity.  As an adult, when she got any kind of respiratory thing, it progressively got worse and worse, that when she wasn't sick, she sounded like she was... when she was, you thought she was going to stop breathing right in front of you.  Some people seem to be predisposed to it, she was one of them.
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