John Young: Astronaut, Smuggler, Moon-Addict

John Young is the astronaut with the longest career, the first to orbit the moon solo, and one of only three astronauts to explore the lunar surface twice.

John Young and Michael Collins, the astronauts who orbited the moon alone.

Young was also the first, and thus far only, astronaut to smuggle a corned beef sandwich into space.


Related reading: Alan Shepard, the only astronaut to play golf on the moon; Yuri Gagarin, the first to reach orbit, and Valentina Tereshkova, the cosmonaut who proved ladies don't spontaneously combust in microgravity.


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