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Astronaut Birthdays for September

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September 24

 

John Young (1930) USA

Selected 1962 (NASA Group 2)

Gemini 3, 23 March 1965 (4h 42m) - First manned Gemini mission; first spacecraft to change its orbit

Gemini X, 18 - 21 July 1966 (2d 22h 46m)

Apollo 10, 18 - 26 May 1969 (8d 0h 3m) - Dress Rehearsal for lunar landing; LM flew within 15.6km of the surface, the point where Powered Descent would begin

Apollo 16, 16 - 27 April 1972 (11d 1h 51m) - Fifth lunar landing; Ninth man on the Moon

STS-1, 12 - 14 April 1981 (2d 6h 20m) - First Shuttle mission

STS-9, 28 November - 8 December 1983 (10d 7h 47m) - First flight of Spacelab

Assigned to STS-61J which would have deployed the Hubble Space Telescope but mission postponed following the Challenger accident (flown as STS-31 without Young)

Total flight time 34d 19h 39m

Retired December 2004

Died 5 January 2018

 

First man to make six space flights, though he experienced seven launches in all counting the lift-off of the Apollo 16 LM ascent stage from the lunar surface

One of only three men to fly to the Moon twice

 

 

 

Information from Spacefacts website

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September 25

 

John Bull (1935) USA

Selected 1966 (NASA Group 5)

Retired July 1968 for medical reasons (pulmonary disease); no flights

Died 11 August 2008

 

 


James Armor (1950) USA

Selected 1982 (Manned Spaceflight Engineer Group 2)

Would likely have flown aboard the Shuttle in 1987

Retired 1985; no flights

 

 


Nicholas Hague (1975) USA

Selected 2013 (NASA Group 21)

Assigned to Soyuz MS-10/ISS Expeditions 57/58, due for launch 11 October 2018

 

 

 

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September 26

 

Clifton Williams (1932) USA

Selected 1963 (NASA Group 3)

Killed in T-38 crash 5 October 1967; no flights

 

Williams was assigned to an Apollo crew with Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon; after his death he was replaced by Alan Bean, at whose suggestion a fourth star was added to the Apollo 12 mission patch in his honour

 

 


Vladimir Remek (1948) Czechoslovakia

Selected 1976 (Interkosmos Group 1)

Soyuz 28/Salyut 6 Visiting Flight 1, 2 - 10 March 1978 (7d 22h 16m)

Retired March 1978

 

First man in space who was neither a Soviet nor American citizen

 

 

 

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