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Emotion recollected in tranquillity

Episode 5:  The Shuttle

On the first Shuttle mission:

‘… a mission on which I prayed a lot …’  (Gene Krantz, Flight Director)

‘We weren’t really smart enough to know if it was dangerous or not.’  (John Young, mission commander and very senior astronaut) 7 more words


John Young Speaks From The Heart In Letter To Wilmington City Council Re: Priority Schools

President Gregory and Committee Members,

I hope this note finds you well. I write to you to express my regret at being unable to attend the meeting tomorrow night. 1,018 more words

Delaware DOE

Pledge for Lifesigns

Dear progarchists,

I received a very kind (every note from John is kind!) note from John Young yesterday.  He and his band, Lifesigns, have decided to raise money for their forthcoming CD/DVD.   487 more words

Progressive Rock Music

"You know who needs great leaders? The DOE needs great leaders." John Young Hits Grand Slam Last Night! @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @DeStateBoardEd @GovernorMarkell @DianeRavitch @hanna_hurley #netde #eduDE

There were so many great quotes from the Christina Board of Education meeting last night, and I will be updating this with the best of the best throughout the day and when the audio recording goes up.  97 more words

Delaware DOE

Christina and Red Clay Reject MOU Deadline, My Public Comment at Christina, DOE Board Members Leave In Disgust @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @nannyfat @delawareonline @TheStateNews @DoverPost @CapeGazette @WBOC #netde #eduDE

Tonight at the Christina Board meeting in Wilmington, the board unanimously voted to essentially ignore the MOU.  Instead, they have decided to look at board member John Young’s resolution to craft an MOU that would involve all stakeholders involved.  1,262 more words

Delaware DOE

John Young on the Moon

My flickr contact NASA posted this incredible image taken April 21, 1972.

Think about how long ago this picture was taken and where it was taken. 119 more words


Camper Alumni Photo Galleries: John Young

Many of the photos now posted from the reunion weekend were taken by John Young and you can see that John has a good eye.  He supplied a flash drive of photos from his days as a camper and from the people in many of them, its obvious he was at camp after I stopped attending.   204 more words

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