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John Young

1930 - 2018

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John Watts Young (September 24, 1930 – January 5, 2018) was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the 9th person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. He is the only astronaut to fly on four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo command and service module, the Apollo Lunar Module and the Space Shuttle. Before becoming an astronaut, Young received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Young has received more than 70,666 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. John Young is the 35th most popular astronaut (down from 15th in 2019), the 2,087th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,058th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Astronaut.

John Young is most famous for being the ninth person to walk on the moon and the first person to fly six missions in space.

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Among astronauts, John Young ranks 35 out of 524Before him are Michael P. Anderson, Bruce McCandless II, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Roger B. Chaffee, Alan Bean, and Frank Borman. After him are Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Kalpana Chawla, Vladislav Volkov, Valeri Kubasov, and Fred Haise.

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Among people born in 1930, John Young ranks 120Before him are Viktor Tikhonov, Walter Bonatti, William C. Campbell, Sergiu Nicolaescu, John Frankenheimer, and Rahmon Nabiyev. After him are Tanya Savicheva, Kinji Fukasaku, Ted Hughes, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Frank Lucas, and Yves Rocher. Among people deceased in 2018, John Young ranks 88Before him are Ermanno Olmi, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Efraín Ríos Montt, Keith O'Brien, Paul Virilio, and Nicole Fontaine. After him are Josep Lluís Núñez, Lill-Babs, Aaron Klug, Luisa Cuesta, Whitey Bulger, and Princess Elisabeth of Denmark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Young ranks 2,087 out of 18,182Before him are Lewis Hine (1874), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Agnes Smedley (1892), Curtis LeMay (1906), Mary McDonnell (1952), and Asher Brown Durand (1796). After him are John Bates Clark (1847), Gregg Popovich (1949), Abner Doubleday (1819), Ken Wilber (1949), Eugene Nida (1914), and Bobby McFerrin (1950).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, John Young ranks 20Before him are Ed White (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Alan Bean (1932), and Frank Borman (1928). After him are Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Fred Haise (1933), Ken Mattingly (1936), Gordon Cooper (1927), and Wally Schirra (1923).