Alan Poindexter
Alan Poindexter was 51. He was aboard space shuttle Atlantis in 2008.
Published by Sun-Sentinel from Jul. 2 to Jul. 3, 2012.
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A friend at Pax River passed on the news of Alan's death. Tragic events but I can imagine the moments before the accident was full of excitement and joy as Alan shared great family times with his boys. No doubt Alan was very proud of his family. I flew once with Alan in an F-14 at Pax. He asked what I wanted to do as it was a training mission. I was easy to please and was happy to do what ever he wanted. He asked, "Have you been to the max aircraft speed yet?" I had not. He said it would be a quick flight as we would use up the fuel quickly but we did a speed run and hit M1.7. That was the fastest I'd ever flown in my 3500 hours in over 30 aircraft. Thanks Alan. Thanks Poindexter family. Alan was a kind, talented, happy man who we all have been blessed to meet. The Poindexter family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Marble
David Maybury
August 24, 2012
Every day that I wake to another breath and the toil of this life, I envy those believers that are at rest in our LORD. I have lost several lovely people from my journey on this earth. This is a loss that has left my heart too heavy for words. I lift the Poindexter family in my prayers daily. Alan gave his family the gifts of love and devotion and a legacy of strength and humility. His family can rest in the assurance of uniting again in heaven. Alan will truly be missed…
Susan Morris
July 12, 2012
R.I.P Mr Poindexter, God Bless the Entire Poindexter family.
Christopher Sutton
July 9, 2012
We want to express our deepest sympathy to the Poindexter family on the loss of a great American, Alan Poindexter. My girlfriend, Angela Doyle and I viewed the launch of STS-131 from spaceview park in Titusville, FL. It was the only shuttle launch that we were able to view in person, an experience that we will never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Poindexter family.
Timothy Destafney
July 7, 2012
You and the boys and the whole Poindexter/Pfeiffer family are in are thoughts and payers.
Crystal Jensen
July 6, 2012
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Alan Poindexter. I will keep his family & friends in my prayers.
Anna Lisa Johnson
July 6, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. He will be missed by all our family. Dad enjoyed his talks with Alan.
J Steele
July 5, 2012
I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. May God bless your family with peace and comfort now and in the difficult times to come. May He bless you with clear memories of the good times that you had together. I had the opportunity to get to know Dex during the Columbia Recovery Mission in Hemphill.
Greg Cohrs
July 5, 2012
Lisa, Im so sorry to hear about the accident. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Sherrie Hull
July 4, 2012
Lisa, I couldn't believe it when I heard about this awful acccident. You and your family will be in my prayers. I miss you!
Sherrie Hull
July 4, 2012
I tragic story of loss and regret, my heart and prayers go out to each of the family. I cannot imagine what must be the feelings now but hope and pray that in time healing will be with you. God Bless...
Dan Marino
July 3, 2012
So very sorry to hear of this tragedy.
Len Horan
July 3, 2012
How heartbreaking... my thoughts are with the family, especially Zachary.
Jeff Naslund
July 3, 2012
thanks pete, the crew of sts-131 is really honored to repsent all the thounds of dedacatied pepole that make up the entie NASA, JAXA and contractor work forces, we're flying on the most capible and versble spacecraft ever built and we'l see you in a few weeks, let's do it

Dex, I am truely sad by your passing but your legacy will help others reach for the stars and follow their dreams

Derek Booth
July 2, 2012
STS-131 sunrise...
Debra Houghton
July 2, 2012
His service to the space program and to our country will not be forgotten. We are deeply saddened by this terrific loss. Our sympathy and prayers to the family of Alan "Dex" Poindexter.
Debra Houghton
July 2, 2012
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
July 2, 2012
My thoughts and prayer to the Poindexter family. I am sorry for your loss. He was a great man. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of America.
God Bless
Lt Col Dee Chester
July 2, 2012
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