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Former Astronaut Alan Poindexter Dies In Jet Ski Accident
2012-07-03 04:33:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Former astronaut Alan G. Poindexter, who flew on space shuttle missions to the International Space Station, died on Sunday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said 51-year-old Poindexter died while riding on a jet ski with his 22-year-old son. According to a report by the Pensacola News Journal, Zachary Poindexter, his other 26-year-old son, ran into the rear of the other watercraft, knocking his father into...

2010-12-10 13:45:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran NASA astronaut Alan Poindexter has left the agency to return to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Poindexter, a U.S. Navy captain, earned a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the school in 1995. He will return to serve as the dean of students and executive director of programs. "Dex was a well-respected leader within our office,"...

2010-06-30 10:30:00

According to press reports, veteran NASA shuttle commander Alan Poindexter said in Tokyo this week that there is no time for sex in space among professional astronauts. Poindexter told reporters that astronauts in space focus on the mission at hand first, not each other. "We are a group of professionals," AFP quoted Poindexter as saying to a reporter who asked about the possibilities of sex in space during a Tokyo press event. He said that the key is respect for one's crewmates and for the...

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