Alan ‘Dex’ Poindexter, surrounded by fellow crewmembers from STS-131 and Expedition 23, April 2010.  This was the last time there were thirteen people in space.  The mission also marked the first time four women were in space at the same time, and the first time two Japanese astronauts were in space at the same time.

Alan ‘Dex’ Poindexter, surrounded by fellow crewmembers from STS-131 and Expedition 23, April 2010.  This was the last time there were thirteen people in space.  The mission also marked the first time four women were in space at the same time, and the first time two Japanese astronauts were in space at the same time.

Former NASA Astronaut Alan ‘Dex’ Poindexter died yesterday following a jetski accident.  A test pilot with the US Navy, Dex was selected as an astronaut as part of the 1998 group.  He was Pilot for mission STS-122 and Commander of STS-131.  After leaving NASA he returned to the Navy, taking up a senior position at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Former NASA Astronaut Alan ‘Dex’ Poindexter died yesterday following a jetski accident.  A test pilot with the US Navy, Dex was selected as an astronaut as part of the 1998 group.  He was Pilot for mission STS-122 and Commander of STS-131.  After leaving NASA he returned to the Navy, taking up a senior position at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Clayton Anderson vs The Water Drop From Space
Idea for a film, guys?


@Astro_Clay during STS-131

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Clayton Anderson vs The Water Drop From Space

Idea for a film, guys?

@Astro_Clay during STS-131

I promise, at the time this photo was taken, James Dutton (centre) was 41 years old (http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/dutton-jp.html).  He was Space Shuttle Discovery’s Pilot for STS-131, and is pictured here with (L-R) Clay Anderson, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Rick Mastracchio.

I promise, at the time this photo was taken, James Dutton (centre) was 41 years old (http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/dutton-jp.html).  He was Space Shuttle Discovery’s Pilot for STS-131, and is pictured here with (L-R) Clay Anderson, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Rick Mastracchio.

Astro Dottie smiles ALL THE TIME. 

Astro Dottie smiles ALL THE TIME. 

via spaceflight.nasa.gov I hope I look this young when I’m as old as PLT Dutton here.  Unfortunately I already look older than he does now :(

via spaceflight.nasa.gov I hope I look this young when I’m as old as PLT Dutton here.  Unfortunately I already look older than he does now :(

via spaceflight.nasa.gov No shuttle middeck is complete without a pack of tortillas velcro’d to the wall.

via spaceflight.nasa.gov No shuttle middeck is complete without a pack of tortillas velcro’d to the wall.

via spaceflight.nasa.gov Lucky Thirteen :D

via spaceflight.nasa.gov Lucky Thirteen :D

via spaceflight.nasa.gov “I mounted into the window-seat”

via spaceflight.nasa.gov “I mounted into the window-seat”

via spaceflight.nasa.gov You can see your vehicle clearly from the window of this home :)

via spaceflight.nasa.gov You can see your vehicle clearly from the window of this home :)

via spaceflight.nasa.gov Family portrait? LOL

via spaceflight.nasa.gov Family portrait? LOL

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Four women in space! From top, clockwise: Naoko Yamazaki, Stephanie Wilson, Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger.

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Four women in space! From top, clockwise: Naoko Yamazaki, Stephanie Wilson, Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger.