NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

  • NASA via AP This undated photo made available by NASA shows astronaut John Young. NASA says the astronaut, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died on Friday. He was 87.

  • Charles M. Duke Jr./NASA via AP In this April 1972 photo made available by NASA, John Young salutes the U.S. flag at the Descartes landing site on the moon during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. NASA says the astronaut, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died on Friday.

  • NASA via AP This 1965 photo made available by NASA shows John Young during the Gemini 3 mission.

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.

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