Richard F. Gordon Jr.

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Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon, Jr. (October 5, 1929 – November 6, 2017), (Capt, USN, Ret.), was an American former naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission.[1] He was born in Seattle, Washington.

Gordon, Jr. died on November 6, 2017 at his home in San Marcos, California at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. "Biographical Data: Richard F. Gordon, Jr". NASA. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  2. Richard Gordon, Gemini and Apollo Astronaut, Dies at 88

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