MOSCOW, 6 Jan â€” RIA Novosti. American astronaut John young walked on the moon and commanded the first flight of the space Shuttle, died on 88-m to year of life, reported Saturday by NASA.
“We are saddened by the loss of astronaut John young, who was 87 years old. Yang twice flew to the moon, he walked on its surface and participated in the first mission of the space Shuttle,” â€” said in a statement space Agency on Twitter.
Only young has been in space six times: on the spacecraft “Gemini”, “Apollo” and the space Shuttle “Columbia”. Served as an astronaut for NASA for 42 years â€” longer than anyone in the Department.
We remember our most experienced astronaut, John Young. “Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer.” Full statement from our Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of Young: https://t.co/WI6BDpbQ7e pic.twitter.com/WeRxkBGAZB
â€” NASA (@NASA) January 6, 2018.