• Former astronaut Poindexter dies in watercraft accident

    STS-131 commander Alan Poindexter poses for a photo in the Cupola of the International Space StationCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Alan Poindexter, a two-time shuttle astronaut, has died after a jet ski accident in Pensacola, Florida, NASA said on Monday. "The NASA family was sad to learn of the passing of our former friend and colleague Alan Poindexter," NASA wrote in a Facebook post. “"Our thought and hearts are with his family." Poindexter, 50, was riding jet skis with his two sons in Little Sabine Bay at Pensacola Beach on Sunday when the accident occurred, officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told the Pensacola News Journal. …