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U.S. astronaut John W. Young has died, a moonwalker who became the first commander of the space shuttle and the first person to fly into space six times. When he retired from flight duty he became a top NASA administrator, serving the space program a total of 42 years. He had a bit of a rebel streak in him too; he once smuggled a corned beef sandwich onto his spacecraft, despite official worries that weightless breadcrumbs would ruin the craft’s computers; if a crumb came floating by he just aimed his mouth for it. (Pilot Charles Duke/NASA)

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