John Young, NASA astronaut who flew to moon twice, dies

John Young, NASA astronaut who flew to moon twice, dies

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WASHINGTON — Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, according to a statement from NASA. Young was 87.

The space agency said Young died Friday night at his home in Houston following complications from pneumonia.




Image: U.S. astronaut John Watts Young, who walked on the Moon on April 21, 1972 during the Apollo 16 mission, photographed on May 12, 2009.

Astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon on April 21, 1972, during the Apollo 16 mission, photographed on May 12, 2009.