Apollo 10 astronaut John Young, 1969.
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Young is suited up to take part in the launch countdown demonstration test on 6th May 1969. Apollo 10, with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Young and Eugene Cernan aboard, was launched on 18th May 1969 on a lunar orbital mision, the dres rehearsal for the Apollo 11 moon landing mision which took place two months later. Young was the Command Module pilot on Apollo 10.