AAS mourns the passing of NASA Astronaut and AAS Fellow Richard F. “Dick” Gordon.

Dick Gordon was pilot of Gemini 11 and Apollo 12 as well as a backup crew member of multiple other missions. He was slated to command Apollo 18 prior to the program’s cancellation.

Dick retired from NASA in 1972, having amassed over 4500 hours of flight time, and 316 hours in space – including 2 hours , 41 minutes of EVA (spacewalking).

Godspeed, Mr. Gordon.