When you see the orbiter headed out the launch pad and then crawling up the hill and being hard down on the pad, it does something to you.
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|Birth:||5th November, 1961|
|Death:||1st July, 2012|
|Profession:||Astronaut, Naval Officer|
Alan G. Poindexter was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut. Poindexter was born to John Poindexter in Pasadena, California, and grew up in Rockville, Maryland. His recreational interests included motorcycling, running, weight lifting, water skiing, boating, hunting and fishing. He received an associate degree in engineering from Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida in 1983, and then attended Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating with highest honors with a bachelor's degree of aerospace engineering in 1986. In 1995 he received a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Poindexter was commissioned in the United States Navy following graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986. Selected by NASA in June 1998, he reported for training in August 1998. Initially, Poindexter served in the Astronaut Office Shuttle Operations Branch performing duties as the lead support astronaut at Kennedy Space Center.
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