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Dick Gordon, NASA astronaut who walked in space and flew to moon, dies at 88

Richard "Dick" Gordon, an Apollo-era NASA astronaut who became the fourth American to walk in space and one of 24 humans to fly to the moon, died on Monday (Nov. 6) at the age of 88.

Gordon's death was confirmed by NASA and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. A cause of death was not stated.

"We lost a good friend and former director," Tammy Sudler, president and CEO of the scholarship foundation, wrote in an email to supporters on Tuesday afternoon. "Dick always did everything in style and his way. He was loved by many and will be missed by all."

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So sad, Dick was an original.

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VERY sad news. He was a wonderful man and a good friend. He will truly be missed...

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Very sad news.

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This is very sad and I was lucky enough to have met him in London a few years ago and he was so easy going.

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I'm crushed to hear about this although at least he was only alone a few months after his wife's passing.

Such a warm and happy fellow. I'll never forget meeting him at my first ASF show (and the gala dinner presentation he co-hosted with Al Worden a year or two ago — a great pairing).

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Oh no... so sad to hear... oh dear. RIP

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. RIP

A legend. The first astronaut, along with Cunningham, Bean and Mitchell, who I have met in Northampton in 2000. Had the good fortune to meet him again another three times. He was always very approachable.

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Alan Bean is now the last surviving crew of Apollo 12; in addition, the crew of Gemini-11 is no more...

It's ironic that his passing comes several weeks after Paul Weitz.

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I was completely gutted on hearing this sad news. Dick was one of the friendliest, most sincere, approachable, humorous and interesting guys you could ever hope to meet.

He was one of the reasons I couldn't wait to get to the annual Spacefest functions, and not just for the personal interaction with him, but for the hilarious routines he and Al Worden would conduct on stage.

He will be very sorely missed. Another legend of spaceflight history now gone.

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He could light up a room. Let your light shine in the Heavens, Dick, we will miss you here on Earth.

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