Richard Francis Gordon Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission. He also flew in space in 1966 as the Pilot of the Gemini 11 mission.
Gemini 11 was the ninth crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. It was commanded by Command Pilot Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. and Pulot Richard F. Gordon, Jr. The crew performed a direct-ascent rendezvous with the Agena Target Vehicle on the first orbit and used the Agena rocket engine to put the combined craft in a higher orbit. Astronauts also performed two EVAs and conducted various scientific experiments. The mission started on September 12, 1966, 14:42:26 UTC and, having performed the first totally automatic, computer-controlled reentry, it ended on September 15, 1966, 13:59:35 UTC.Low Earth Orbit
Apollo 12 was the second manned mission to the surface of the moon. The commander of the mission was Charles Conrad, Jr. , the Command Module Pilot was Richard Gordon, Jr. , and the Lunar Module Pilot was Alan Bean. The mission was launched on November 14th 1969 and the Capsule safely splashed down in the ocean on November 24th 1969Lunar Orbit
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.