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    Former space shuttle, space station astronaut Alan Poindexter dies in jet ski mishap

    Retired space shuttle astronaut, 51, killed by his son in jet ski horror crash (Daily Mail)
    A retired astronaut was killed after his son crashed into his jet ski with the one he was riding.

    Captain Alan G. Poindexter, 51, was on a jet ski with his 22-year-old son yesterday afternoon when his 26-year-old son crashed into them with another one.
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    Following military service, he was selected by NASA in 1998. He made his first trip into space in 2002 to the International Space Station.
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    Poindexter piloted the Atlantis space shuttle in 2008.
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    That's so sad. I feel so bad for all of his family but especially the 26 year old son. I really wish they hadn't headlined it that way. This young man shouldn't be made to feel even more responsible for his father's death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzybeth View Post
    That's so sad. I feel so bad for all of his family but especially the 26 year old son. I really wish they hadn't headlined it that way. This young man shouldn't be made to feel even more responsible for his father's death.
    But from what I read, it appears he was responsible, considering that reportedly he hit the jet ski from the rear. However sad that is, I don't expect news to sugar coat it.
    Just my opinion



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