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  • 7 Nov 2023 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Astronaut Frank Borman died on November 7, 2023 at the age of 95.

    He was commander of Gemini 7 and Apollo 8.

    Biography of Frank: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Borman 

  • 31 Oct 2023 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Astronaut Thomas Mattingly passed away on Oct 31, 2023 at the age of 87.

    A veteran of three space flights, Mattingly has logged 504 hours in space, including 1 hour and 13 minutes of EVA (extravehicular activity) during his Apollo 16 flight. He was the command module pilot on Apollo 16 (April 16-27, 1972), was the spacecraft commander on STS-4 (June 26 to July 4, 1982) and STS 51-C (January 24-27, 1985).

    Biographical Data on Thomas https://www.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/mattingly_thomas.pdf 

  • 22 Oct 2023 1:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bob passed away on October 22, 2023 at the age of 79.

    Bob spent his career at NASA’s Mission Control Center, working on the Apollo, Skylab, Apollo Soyuz, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station programs.

    Obituary for Bob Nute

  • 20 Oct 2023 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Michael (Mike) J. Manering of LaPorte, TX passed on October 20, 2023 at the age of 65.  He was employed at JSC from May 1988 through December 2012, serving in both the Mission Operations and Engineering Directorates.

    There was no public obituary notice or service. 

  • 13 Oct 2023 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jim Richard Bates died on October 13, 2023 at the age of 83. 

    Jim’s NASA career began in June of 1962 at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston and culminated in his retirement from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in June 2004.  

    Jim was involved in some capacity in every space mission beginning with Wally Schirra’s Mercury mission. He worked flight control positions during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. He headed a team that monitored the Lunar experiments until that program was closed. During Gemini, Jim developed an interest in in-flight experiments and helped set up and worked the experiments console in the control center. This interest became a career long advocacy. He was instrumental in getting the IMAX cameras flown on the Space Shuttle  and in the launch and repair of the Hubble telescope. He led ad hoc teams for such projects as research and improving weather forecasting for missions after the Challenger accident.  Jim acted as a Flight Integration Manager for many Shuttle flights and advocated for numerous experiments that flew on those missions. He did research and advocacy for experiments on the ISS and ended his career as the NASA Project Manager for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) that now is functioning on the ISS. 

  • 10 Oct 2023 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wade Vance passed away on October 10, 2023 at the age of 101. 

    Wade came to work for the Space Center in 1963 in the Energy Systems Branch of the Systems Evaluation and Development Division. Until his retirement in 1989 after 26 years of service he worked in the Thermochemical Test Branch of the Propulsion and Power Division/EP6. 

    Obituary for Wade Vance.

  • 8 Oct 2023 7:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Charles, age 89, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas.

    Obituary for Charles Hayes.


  • 7 Oct 2023 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lewis Wade passed away on October 7, 2023, at the age of 91.

    Lewis started in 1969 in the Lunar and Earth Sciences-Mapping Sciences/TH3. He retired in 1996 while working in the Space and Life Sciences Directorate/SM2.

    Obituary for Lewis Wade.

  • 4 Oct 2023 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jack Humphreys passed away on October 4, 2023 at the age of 91.

    Jack retired March 31, 1998 after a 36 year career at JSC.  He received awards for engineering work on Apollo, Skylab, Safer-Rescue, Space Shuttle and Robotics.

    No public obituary for Jack.

  • 30 Sep 2023 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Robert Trevino age 75, passed away on Saturday, Sept 30, 2023, in Houston Texas. He worked for 50 years at JSC as an Aeronautical Engineer. 

    Obituary for Robert.

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