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Richard Gordon (I) (1929–2017)

Richard Gordon was a test pilot in the U.S. Navy. He was passed by for the 1962 astronaut selection, but was accepted for the 1963 selection. Flew in space the first time as the Pilot of Gemini XI in September of 1966, with Pete Conrad as the Command Pilot. Gordon made two space walks, while he and Conrad set an altitude record of 850 miles during ... See full bio »

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Space Miscellaneous Crew
Heaven Himself
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 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series) (technical advisor - 5 episodes)
- Part V (1985) ... (technical advisor)
- Part IV (1985) ... (technical advisor)
- Part III (1985) ... (technical advisor)
- Part II (1985) ... (technical advisor)
- Part I (1985) ... (technical advisor)
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 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
- Part V (1985) ... CapCom
- Part III (1985) ... CapCom
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 2014 The Last Man on the Moon (Documentary)
 2010 Moonbug (Documentary)
 2003 Project Gemini: A Bridge to the Moon (Video documentary)
 1994 Moon Shot (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Astronaut (voice, as Dick Gordon)
 1989 For All Mankind (Documentary)
Narrator - Apollo 12 (voice, as Richard F. Gordon Jr.)
 1987 Heaven (Documentary)
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 2009 The Apollo Years (Video)
 2008 When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Explorers (2008) ... Himself
 2007 Secrets of the Moon Landings (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Failure Is Not an Option (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Was It Only a Paper Moon? (Documentary)
Himself - Apollo 12 Astronaut (uncredited)

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Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade

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2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard F. Gordon Jr. | Dick Gordon

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After retiring from NASA and the US Navy, he was executive vice president of the New Orleans Saints. He also held executive positions at several companies in the oil and gas, engineering and technology industries. See more »

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