Forever Young Space Today

His commander aimed to go skiing after their space shot. But John Young didn’t want R&R. All he wanted was to go back up. As soon as possible. As often as possible. “I’ll be ready to go again as soon as I hit the water with Gemini 3,” the 34-year-old rookie astronaut promised before blasting off with Gus Grissom on America’s first two-man space flight.