In Memoriam: Astronaut Dick Gordon Remembered in Pictures

Sharing the Experience


Outside the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at the Manned Spacecraft Center, astronaut Pete Conrad (right) speaks to the public after the successful Apollo 12 mission. Astronauts Dick Gordon (center) and Alan Bean stand by Conrad's side.

Celebrating 50 Years

Kim Shiflett/NASA

During a May 2011 parade in Cocoa Beach, Florida, retired astronaut Dick Gordon waves to spectators from a vintage Corvette.

The Hall of Fame

Jim Grossmann/NASA

At the 2011 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring Karol Bobko and Susan Helma, Hall of Fame astronaut Dick Gordon waves to the audience.

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Christine Lunsford
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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.