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NAS Pax River Test Pilot, First Space Shuttle Commander, Ret. Capt. John Young dies

January 6, 2018 9:10 p.m.- John Watts Young (September 24, 1930 – January 5, 2018) was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to fly six space missions (with seven launches) […]