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Farewell, Dick Gordon

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It’s a sad day. Today we’ve been met with news that retired astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon, Jr. has died. He was 88. 81 more words

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Apollo 12 Astronaut Richard Gordon, Who Circled Moon, Dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died, NASA said. 379 more words

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How Hugh Hefner Used the C-Factor to Change the World

It was November of 1969, and my stepfather-to-be, Richard Gordon was working hard as an astronaut during the Apollo 12 mission.  His fellow astronauts were down on the lunar surface, and Richard was onboard working through his checklists.  665 more words

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A Second Hero of Apollo 12's Launch

There’s a second hero on the launch team of Apollo 12’s Mission Control.

Apollo 12 was struck by lightning 37 seconds after liftoff. That you know. 1,274 more words

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