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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 6
Success
1 day, 8 hours ago
Ningxia 1 (x5)
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Ningxia 1 is a constellation of remote sensing satellites developed by Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd.


Kuaizhou
Success
1 day, 11 hours ago
Jilin-1-02A
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 days ago
Starlink 1
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. Since the demo launch of...


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Beidou-3 IGSO-3
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Beidou is a Chinese satellite navigation system. Beidou-3 IGSO-3 is another addition to the part of the constellation consisting of satellites in a...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Gaofen-7
Launch Complex 9 - 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), ...