Alan Poindexter Biography Dies Age 50 Photos

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Alan Poindexter Biography Dies Age 50 Photos

Capt. Alan Poindexter, 50, died Sunday after a water scooter driven by his 26-year-old son, Zachary, struck him at the back, Alan Poindexter is also driving a water craft, he was sent to the hospital but was declared dead in arrival.

Alan Poindexter Biography

Born November 5, 1961 in Pasadena, California

Wife Lisa A. Pfeiffer

NASA Astronaut Candidate (Pilot)

Two Children

Died  July 1, 2012 (aged 50)

Alan Poindexter Biography

High school at Coronado High School in Coronado, California

associate degree in engineering from Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida in 1983

Graduated Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986







commanded space shuttle Discovery’s second-to-last mission

Awards and honors

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Top Ten Carrier Aviator, Carrier Airwing Nine
NASA Aviation Safety Awards

Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division Test Pilot of the Year 1996
Alan Poindexter Biography

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