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Richard F. Gordon Jr.

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Oct. 5, 1929
Date of Death: Nov. 6, 2017


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.

Titan II GLV | Gemini XI

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 12, 1966, 2:42 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

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
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Saturn V | Apollo 12

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 14, 1969, 4:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

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 1969

Lunar Orbit
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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine

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.


Long March 11
Success
5 days, 11 hours ago
Gaofen-03-1
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Kuaizhou
Failure
1 week, 1 day ago
Jilin-1-02C
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Astra Rocket 3.0
Failure
1 week, 1 day ago
Maiden Flight
Launch Pad B - Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

This is the first orbital attempt of Astra Space small satellite launch vehicle. Rocket carries no payload for this flight.


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-11-02
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Long March 2F
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The payload is an experimental reusable spacecraft. It is rumored to be a prototype of a reusable spaceplane (similar to Boeing X-37B vehicle). Th...