Young, John W.

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John Watts Young
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Young, John Watts Gender: M
born on 24 September 1930 at 10:10 (= 10:10 AM )
Place San Francisco CA, USA, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°58' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°48 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°49'


American astronaut and co-pilot on Gemini 3 in 1965 and Commander of the Mission Gemini 10 in 1966. He was navigator with Apollo 10 in 1969 and Commander of Apollo 16 in 1972 for the Moon landing. Together with Gus Grissom, they were the first astronauts to vary the orbit of their spaceship by manual control 3/23/1965.

During the Apollo 10 mission, he angered NASA brass by pulling out an unauthorized corned-beef-sandwich - NASA feared that crumbs would mess up delicate instruments. Later, on the moon, Young and Charles Duke floored their battery-operated car, provoking a reprimand for speeding. More seriously, in the wake of the 1986 Challenger explosion, Young issues a string of very blunt memos, embarrassing NASA by charging that it had sacrificed flight safety to meet a busy launch schedule.

Young started his career as a naval officer and test pilot. In 1994, he was America's oldest active astronaut at 63. He lives with his second wife, Suzy, in a Houston suburb. He had two grown kids. He has mellowed but only slightly.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Great Achievement 1965 (Astronaut on Gemini 3)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1966 (Commander of Gemini 10)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1969 (Navigator on Apollo 10)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1972 (Commander of Apollo 16, Moon landing)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts


  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Naval officer)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Navigator and Commander)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Test pilot)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure