Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
(5 Oct 1929 - )
American astronaut and pilot who was the pilot for the three-day Gemini XI mission (1966), on which he made two extra-vehicular activities. He also flew for ten days in space on Apollo XII (1969).
Science Quotes by Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (1 quote)
Theres nothing between you and oblivion except a pressure suit, and you just cant afford to get out there and get in a big rush and tangle yourself up where nobody can help you.
The biggest thing Ive learned from the people that have gone in the past, you simply have to take your time, and you cant exhaust yourself.
— Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
In AP feed newspaper articles, for example, in the Bridgewater, NJ, The Courier-News (7 Sep 1966), 8. First and last phrases quoted in John Barbour, Footprints on the Moon (1969), 110.
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