A very tragic story hit us today when the sad death of captain Alan Goodwin “Dex” Poindexter was reported, he died during a jet ski accident at Pensacola Beach in Florida after one of his sons crashed into him
50-year-old Alan Goodwin Poindexter from Pasadena, California attended Coronado high School and continued his studies at the Pensacola Junior College where he received an associate degree in engineering in 1993 plus bachelor’s degree of aerospace engineering in 1996 from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master of Science degree in Aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Capt. Poindexter joined the Navy in 1986 and was selected by NASA 12 years later. He was the pilot at the STS-120 in 2002 and pilot at the STS-122 in 2006 and lead at the STS-125 on May 2009 and at the STS-129 in July. He was a commander at the STS-131 two years ago. After he retired from NASA he was a dead of students and executive director of programs at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Capt. Poindexter was riding his jet sky at Little Sabine Bay in Pensacola with his youngest son Samuel when his oldest Zachary hit the rear of their jet sky when he failed to noticed his father had stopped, Alan and Samuel were knocked off the jet sky.
He was taken out of the water alert and talking but complaining about chest pains, he loss consciousness seconds later, friends performed CPR before he was rushed to Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Capt. Poindexter was married to 51-year-old Lisa A. Pfeiffer also known as Lisa Pfeiffer Poindexter was born on June 17, 1961 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, to Carolyn and Ron Pfeiffer where her parents still live and she left in 2006. After that she moved to Kemah, Texas and then to League City, Texas until 2011 when she settled in Cali. Lisa and her husband had two sons together 26-year-old Zachary and 22-year-old Samuel Poindexter. Lisa P. Poindexter resides at Monterey, California.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her ,her sons and the rest of her family throughout this terrible time.