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Offline Obviousman

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Vale Dick Gordon
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »
Very sad to hear of Dick Gordon's death.

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

Offline AtomicDog

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Re: Vale Dick Gordon
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 07:52:43 PM »
First Gene this year, and now Dick. I was hoping to see more lunar travelers before the current generation passes.

Although if Musk has his way with Falcon Heavy and the BFR, we still might.
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Offline bknight

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Re: Vale Dick Gordon
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 08:41:58 AM »
A12 was one of my favorite missions, so sad to see one of the three has gone.
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Offline Obviousman

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Re: Vale Dick Gordon
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 03:26:51 PM »
A12 was one of my favorite missions, so sad to see one of the three has gone.

Don't you mean two? Al Bean is the last remaining member of that mission still alive.

Offline bknight

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Re: Vale Dick Gordon
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 06:46:26 AM »
A12 was one of my favorite missions, so sad to see one of the three has gone.

Don't you mean two? Al Bean is the last remaining member of that mission still alive.

Well technically one died the other day, perhaps a better comment would have been another one has gone.
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Offline Glom

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Re: Vale Dick Gordon
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 07:53:41 AM »
A12 was one of my favorite missions, so sad to see one of the three has gone.
Yes it's my favourite too.

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