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NASA's Oldest Active Astronaut Retires

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NASA's Oldest Active Astronaut Retires

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NASA's Oldest Active Astronaut Retires

NASA's Oldest Active Astronaut Retires

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After 42 years of exploring the stars, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, John Young, is retiring at the age of 74. Young was a pilot on the first Gemini mission, has walked on the moon and helped design the space shuttle. He discusses his career in space flight with NPR's Steve Inskeep.