Richard Francis “Dick” Gordon Jr., Apollo Astronaut, Naval Aviator & ‘Renaissance Man’, Dies at 88

Richard F. Gordon Jr., a naval aviator who later became one of only 24 astronauts to fly to the moon before trading in his wings entirely to become an executive of the New Orleans Saints franchise and other companies, died Monday, November 6, 2017 in his home in California, according to family and friends. He was 88 years old. Richard Francis “Dick” Gordon, Jr. was born on Oct. 5, 1929 in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington in … Continue reading Richard Francis “Dick” Gordon Jr., Apollo Astronaut, Naval Aviator & ‘Renaissance Man’, Dies at 88