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John Young — Astronaut, Moonwalker, and Roadway Namesake, Dead at 87

Astronaut John W. Young, April 1969. By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
According to news broken by NASA, Astronaut John Young died on Friday at the age of 87.

Young, who started out as a U.S. Navy test pilot and achieved the rank of Captain, joined NASA in 1962 after a 10-year Navy career.

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10 Facts About The Florida Road Rangers

Imagine being stranded on the side of the road.  You’ve probably been there before.  It sucks.  How are you going to get your car off the side of the road?  Tire blowout?  Simple enough to repair, but those cars whizzing by at 80 miles per hour as your blowout is on the driver’s side of the car.

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