FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2008 file photo, STS-122 Pilot Alan Poindexter waves to members of the media as he prepares to board the astronaut van for a trip to Launch pad 39-A and a planned liftoff on the... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2008 file photo, STS-122 Pilot Alan Poindexter waves to members of the media as he prepares to board the astronaut van for a trip to Launch pad 39-A and a planned liftoff on the space shuttle Atlantis Thursday Feb. 7, 2008 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Capt. Poindexter died Sunday July 1, 2012, following a personal watercraft accident in Little Sabine Bay at Pensacola Beach, Fla. He was 51. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Chris O'Meara, File
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