Alan G. Poindexter

Alan G. Poindexter

Born: November 11, 1961

Died: July 1, 2012

Nationality: United States of America

Occupation: astronaut,military officer

Biography: Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter (November 5, 1961 – July 1, 2012) was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut. Poindexter was selected in the 1998 NASA Group (G17) and went into orbit aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-122, and STS-131.