In the United States died the pilot of «Apollo-12» Richard Gordon, in orbit around the moon

In the United States on 89-m to year of life has died an astronaut Richard Gordon, who took part in the expedition to the moon spaceship «Apollo-12» in 1969. This is stated on the NASA website.

Gordon died on 6 Nov. The head of NASA, Robert Liput expressed condolences to the family of the pilot and said that the US «has lost one of its space pioneers».

Gordon during his career he spent in space for about 316 hours. In 1966 he was a pilot three-day mission Gemini 11. During this expedition twice went into space. Gordon also went into space as a pilot in 1969 on the ship «Apollo-12». Its partners – the astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean is then held on the surface of the moon is 31 hours and Gordon remained in the ship in lunar orbit.

The astronaut resigned from NASA in 1972. After he has held senior positions in the oil, gas and engineering companies. In 2005, Gordon received the prestigious award for participation in space programs Gemini and Apollo from 1961 to 1972.




In the United States died the pilot of «Apollo-12» Richard Gordon, in orbit around the moon 08.11.2017

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