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Old 08 January 2018, 05:45 AM
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And that leaves 5 living people who have walked on the moon.

I always though Michael Collins, who flew with Young on Gemini 10, and whose Carrying the Fire is probably the best book by any of the astronauts (certainly of those I've read), ought to have written a biography of Young. Young did publish his own autobiography a few years ago, but the reviews I read said that it was kind of dry, very focused on the engineering aspects of the space program (as Young himself was). I still probably ought to pick it up sometime.

I will always remember him after the first Space Shuttle landing, getting out and practically dancing around the tarmac in enthusiasm for what a great flight it had been.
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