Young, John W.

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Young, John W. Gender: M
John Watts Young
born on 24 September 1930 at 10:10 (= 10:10 AM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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John W. Young


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 on 23 March 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 lived with his second wife, Suzy, in a Houston suburb. He had two grown kids. He mellowed but only slightly.

Young died on 5 January 2018 at his home in Houston of complications from pneumonia. He was 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Duke, Charles Moss (born 3 October 1935). Notes: Crew of Apollo 16
  • associate relationship with Mattingly, Ken (born 17 March 1936). Notes: Crew of Apollo 16


  • 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
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Naval officer)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Navigator and Commander)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Test pilot)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure