APOLLO XII LEGEND RICHARD GORDON personally signed 10x8
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Gordon was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963.
Gordon served as backup pilot for the Gemini 8 flight. In September 1966, he made his first space flight as pilot of Gemini 11, alongside Pete Conrad - Gordon was already good friends with Conrad, who had previously been his roommate on the carrier USS Ranger. On the flight, Gordon performed two EVAs, which included attaching a tether to the Agena and retrieving a nuclear emulsion experiment package.
Gordon was subsequently assigned as backup command module pilot for Apollo 9, and in November 1969, he flew as command module pilot of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon. While his crewmates Pete Conrad and Alan Bean landed in the Ocean of Storms, Gordon remained in lunar orbit aboard the command module, Yankee Clipper, obtaining desired mapping photographs of tentative landing sites for future missions.
After Apollo 12, Gordon was then assigned backup commander of Apollo 15 and slated to walk on the Moon as commander of Apollo 18, but the mission was cancelled due to budget cuts. In all, Gordon completed two space flights, logging a total of 315 hours and 53 minutes in space, 2 hours and 41 minutes of which were spent in EVA.
Gordon retired from NASA and the USN in January 1972.
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