character: john young


Maybe because we love the basic summer Navy uniform, maybe because we love the suntan, maybe because we think it’s absolutely hysterical that during September 1962, directly preceding and including the announcement of the New Nine astronauts, John tried fooling everyone into thinking he wore his wedding ring regularly (we’re sure there was a conversation with Deke that included the following: “Aw, shucks, do Ah haftuh?”). And then you never saw it again.

But whatever the reason, have a photoset of Lieutenant Commander Young having some blood drawn during NASA’s 1962 Astronaut Group 2 screening process.