Friday, November 10, 2017

Astronaut Dick Gordon dies

Dick Gordon shows off Museum award presented by  Guy Walsh at Gemini dinner
Gemini and Apollo astronaut Richard "Dick" Gordon died Nov. 7 at age 88. A Navy veteran, he was a test pilot when he joined NASA's astronaut corps. 
Dick was the guest of honor when the Museum marked the 45th anniversary of the Gemini program in 2011.  He was an informative part of panel discussions, which spotlighted several people who worked on the program Maryland. Martin Marietta played a key role in the Titan missile used in the program.
Everyone who met Dick was impressed by his warmth and remember him fondly.

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