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perineau
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Tykeanaut
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posted 11-09-2017 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lucky enough to meet him a few years ago at a Space Lectures event. Very sad news.

Dave Shayler
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I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Dick.

I was fortunate to meet him on several occasions at Autographica in the UK and introduce him for the presentations he delivered there. We had some memorable times and discussion about his career over a meal or two. He was a great character, fine pilot (winner of the 1961 Bendix trophy) successful astronaut and a true gentleman.

Several fond memories of him will remain with me, including when he would chastise me for my latest "god-damn" book that kept him up late into the night reading it.

I feel honored to have had him write the Foreword for the MARSWALK ONE title a few years ago. When I approached him about the prospect and explained as he should have been the 13th man to step on to the moon it seemed right that he should introduce a book about the first steps on Mars, he found the link amusing and agreed to contribute.

Following so close to the loss of 'PJ' Weitz we have lost another true pioneer of the space programme too soon. It is a shame that he never got to write 'his story' as he often hinted.

Now that would have been a book to read.

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posted 11-09-2017 05:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Wehaveliftoff:
Very sad indeed, only 11 of 24 left(?)
If you're referring to men who orbited the moon, I count 14 left: Borman, Lovell, Anders, Stafford, Young, Aldrin, Collins, Bean, Haise, Scott, Worden, Duke, Mattingly, and Schmitt.

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Originally posted by mjanovec:
I count 14 left...
Thanks for the correction.

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astro-nut
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Thank you Captain Gordon for serving our country as a Naval Aviator and NASA Astronaut. May God Bless your family during this difficult time.

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So very sad reading about this tonight... farewell to an absolute legend. Godspeed!

asdert
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I've just stumbled across this wonderful pair of interviews with Captain Gordon.

Kite
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Thanks Craig for bringing these interviews to our attention. Very interesting and I also found the Al Worden ones as well. Be nice if they could do some more.

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Such a jovial individual and it was always a pleasure to stop by his table at the astronaut events. At the Tuscon 2016 show I set my photo on his desk as Peter Conrad walked up. Richard Gordon remarked about working with Peter's Dad at the event in the photo. Very nice memory!

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I first met Dick Gordon in 2001 alongside Ed Mitchell, Gerry Carr and Ed Gibson at Autographica and I met him at future events where it was always a pleasure to again meet this warm, charming and approachable man.

Godspeed Capt.


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