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John Young Tribute 2:20
John Young, NASA's longest serving astronaut, retired in December 2005.

In January of 2005 NASA hosted an event to honor John Young's 42 year career with the space agency.

I was tasked to create a piece that would play both on the IMAX screen at the National Air and Space Museum, and on NASA TV.

When I started researching our archives I realized there was not a lot of film or video footage I could use... but there were scores of still images.

I took the still images and animated them in Adobe After Effects.

There is no film of video footage in the piece, it is all animated still images.

One of the thrills about working for NASA TV is that I get to produce projects about my childhood heroes.

Mark R. Hailey
Art Director, NASA Television

Submitted by: Army4Life
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