3 Persons on Mission Apollo 18

Harrison Schmitt
space, moon, Senator, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
Also Known As:
Harrison H. Schmitt
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last man to step onto the moon. Only geologist to walk on the moon. Apollo 18 mission, cancelled. Senator from New Mexico 1977-1983.

Space Missions:

Apollo 17 (1972)
Only Saturn V night launch. Landed in Taurus-Littrow. First geologist on the Moon. Final manned Moon landing.
Apollo 18
(abandoned) Originally planned to land in Schroter's Valley, a river-like channel.

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Richard F. Gordon Jr.
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Gordon Jr.
Also Known As:
Richard Gordon
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

CSM pilot on Apollo 12. Orbited the moon without landing. Scheduled for Apollo 18 which was cancelled.

Space Missions:

Apollo 12 (1969)
Second landing, in Ocean of Storms near Surveyor 3.
Apollo 18
(abandoned) Originally planned to land in Schroter's Valley, a river-like channel.
Gemini 11 (1966)
Gemini record altitude with apogee of 739.2 nautical miles reached using the Agena Target Vehicle propulsion system after first orbit rendezvous and docking. Gordon made a 33-minute EVA and two-hour standup EVA. 44 orbits.

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Vance Brand
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Vance DeVoe Brand
Also Known As:
Vance D. Brand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. US astronaut on the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Apollo 18 crew, cancelled mission.

Space Missions:

Apollo 18
(abandoned) Originally planned to land in Schroter's Valley, a river-like channel.
Apollo-Soyuz
STS-35
Shuttle Columbia, launched December 02, 1990

Duration: 8d 23h.
STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-5
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 11, 1982

Duration: 5d 2h.

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