October 5, 1929 – Astronaut Richard Gordon, Jr., is born

Richard F. Gordon, Jr.Richard F. Gordon Jr., was born in Seattle, Washington, October 5, 1929. he served on two missions with NASA – Gemini 11 and Apollo 12. Gordon was selected in the thitd group of fourteen astronauts by NASA in 1963.

Wikipedia says:

“Gordon was subsequently assigned as backup command module pilot for Apollo 9, and in November 1969, he flew as command module pilot of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon. While his crewmates Pete Conrad and Alan Bean landed in the Ocean of Storms, Gordon remained in lunar orbit aboard the command module, “Yankee Clipper,” obtaining desired mapping photographs of tentative landing sites for future missions.”


~ by tellinghistory on October 5, 2007.

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