The space community has lost too many legends this year from the Apollo era, and today we lost one more: the congenial Dick Gordon, Gemini 11 pilot and Apollo 12 command module pilot. I'm personally a bit too numb from all the losses to write anything profound; linked here is an obituary from collectSPACE, which sums up Gordon's life and career more beautifully than I could.
Dick Gordon was a warm, funny, always enthusiastic man, and a friend to everyone. That's how I will remember him. The photo above shows him in his prime years at NASA, posing with the Ultimate Apollo Dream Crew - three best friends who braved a freakin' LIGHTNING STRIKE to pull off one of the program's most successful, memorable missions.
Feel free to leave your memories of Gordon in the comments' section. I send my sincerest condolences to his family and friends.