Science: Apollo's Crew: A Study in Contrasts

LIKE all the other astronauts who have made the long trip to the moon, Apollo 16's crew members have one ability in common: they are highly competent jet pilots. Yet in temperament, personal interests and space-flight experience, they are as different as lunar night and day.

CAPTAIN JOHN W. YOUNG, U.S.N., 41, Apollo 16's commander, has served on more space crews than any other astronaut. In 1965, along with the late Gus Grissom, Young made three orbits of the earth aboard the first manned Gemini flight. One year later, he commanded the Gemini 10...

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