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Author Young, John (John Watts), 1930-
Title Forever Young : a life of adventure in air and space / John W. Young with James R. Hansen ; foreword by Michael Collins.
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012.
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 Floor3  TL789.85.Y67 A3 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description viii, 415 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: "Go" or "no-go" -- Part I: A flying career -- 1. From Cartersville to Georgia Tech -- 2. Gunnery officer to naval aviator -- 3. Fighter pilot to test pilot -- 4. Pax River -- Part II: Into orbit -- 5. The new nine and Project Gemini -- 6. Countdown -- 7. Three orbits -- 8. Dual rendezvous -- Part 3: Lunar journeys -- 9. From a fire to the moon -- 10. Call sign Charlie Brown -- 11. From tranquility to a lost moon -- 12. To the Descartes Highlands -- 13. In the briar patch -- 14. The end of moon landings -- Part III: The shuttle era -- 15. Enterprise -- 16. "The boldest test flight in history" -- 17. Advent of the "operational" shuttle -- 18. A steep spiral staircase -- 19. The Challenger disaster -- 20. A mountain of memos -- 21. "The next logical step -- 22. On a wing and a prayer -- Epilogue: When worlds collide.
Summary The autobiography of astronaut John Young.
Subject Young, John (John Watts), 1930-
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography.
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Space flight to the moon.
Related Names Hansen, James R.
Collins, Michael, 1930-
ISBN 9780813042091 (alk. paper)
0813042097 (alk. paper)
Standard # 40021346718
OCLC number 777602103