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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:13 pm 
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Obituary thread. ASTRA members, astronomers, astronauts, and associated folks.

Remembering Dick Gordon

https://www.nasa.gov/astronautprofiles/gordon

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Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr. (October 5, 1929 - November 7, 2017), (Capt, USN, Ret.), was a former American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission.

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Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/obit ... -dies.html

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The obituary says he received flight training in the U.S. military. Are/were there any NASA astronauts who did not come out of the military? I'm hoping for some diversity here.

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Bradford Smith, Who Showed Postcards From Outer Space, Dies at 86

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/obit ... space.html

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