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.


John Young: Scientist, Astronaut and BAMF


I notice two out of the three Hi-Jinx included legendary astronaut John Young, the ninth man to walk on the moon. He has the longest career of all the astronauts, having flown in 13 different space missions. And he has a certain style. Damnit, here are some of my favorite photos from Forever John Young, a fan site.