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Celebrity Deaths in Science

  • John Young, 87 (1930 - 2018)

    John Young

    Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Bruce McCandless, 80 (1937 - 2017)

    Bruce McCandless

    Bruce McCandless, the first astronaut to fly untethered in space, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 80. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Paul Weitz, 85 (1932 - 2017)

    Paul Weitz

    Paul Weitz, retired NASA astronaut, first commander of space shuttle Challenger and Skylab pilot, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at his home in Flagstaff, Ariz., according to The Associated Press. He was 85. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Tony de Brum, 72 (1945 - 2017)

    Tony de Brum

    Tony De Brum, who was the Pacific nation's climate ambassador and former foreign minister, died Tuesday in the capital Majuro surrounded by his family, according to Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and the Associated Press. He was 72. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Roy Lunn, 92 (2017)

    Roy Lunn

    Roy Lunn, the British-born automotive engineer who designed sports cars and the S.U.V., died Aug. 5, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. of complications from a stroke, according to the New York Times. He was 92. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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