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Richard Gordon Jr., 88, 1960s/1970s NASA non-moonwalking astronaut -- Gemini 11; Apollo XII
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That Derek
2017-11-08 00:55:58 UTC
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Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon dies at 88

By The Associated Press |

PUBLISHED: November 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm | UPDATED: November 7, 2017 at 1:11 pm

By Seth Borenstein | Associated Press

WASHINGTON — NASA says former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon has died. He was 88.

Gordon was one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there.

He was a test pilot chosen in NASA’s third group of astronauts in 1963 and flew on Gemini 11 in 1966, walking in space twice. During Apollo 12 in November 1969, Gordon circled the moon in the command module “Yankee Clipper” while Alan Bean and Charles Conrad walked on the lunar surface.

After retiring from NASA in 1972, he became executive vice president of the New Orleans Saints football team. He went on to be an executive for energy and science companies.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation said Tuesday that Gordon died Monday at his home in California.
David Carson
2017-11-08 14:20:33 UTC
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Gordon was one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there.
That club is down to five members: Michael Collins, Jim Lovell, Fred
Haise, Alred Worden, and Ken Mattingly. Collins, Worden, and Mattingly
were command module pilots on moon landing missions, like Gordon. Lovell
and Haise were supposed to land, but they had "a problem."
He was a test pilot chosen in NASA’s third group of astronauts in 1963 and flew on Gemini 11 in 1966, walking in space twice.
His crewmate, Charles "Pete" Conrad, died in 1999.
During Apollo 12 in November 1969, Gordon circled the moon in the command module “Yankee Clipper” while Alan Bean and Charles Conrad walked on the lunar surface.
Bean is alive, age 85.

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David Carson
2017-11-08 21:39:43 UTC
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Gordon was one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there.
That club is down to five members: Michael Collins, Jim Lovell, Fred
Haise, Alred Worden, and Ken Mattingly. Collins, Worden, and Mattingly
were command module pilots on moon landing missions, like Gordon. Lovell
and Haise were supposed to land, but they had "a problem."
Sorry, I should have included Frank Borman and Bill Anders from Apollo
8 and Thomas Stafford from Apollo 10.

David Carson

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