NASA honored veteran astronaut Richard Gordon, Jr., this weekend
as an Ambassador of Exploration during a ceremony at The Museum of
Flight in Seattle. Gordon was one of the three astronauts on Apollo
12, the second lunar landing mission.
Richard E. Lawyer, 73, passed away on November 12, 2005, the day
after Veteran's Day. Dick Lawyer was born November 8, 1932 in Los
Angeles and served his country as a test pilot, as a designated
astronaut who never flew in space due to circumstances beyond his
control, and as a senior officer in the Air Force.