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Celebrity Deaths in Science

  • Edgar Mitchell, 85 (1930 - 2016)

    Edgar Mitchell

    Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut who was the 6th man to walk on the moon, has died in Florida, according to The Associated Press. He was 85. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Marvin Minsky, 88 (1927 - 2016)

    Marvin Minsky

    Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, died Sunday at the age of 88, according to the Washington Post and other news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • John Knauss, 90 (1925 - 2015)

    John Knauss

    John Knauss, the oceanographer whose research and advocacy highlighted the perilous state of the world's oceans, died Nov. 19. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Josh Greenberg, 28 (2015)

    Josh Greenberg

    Josh Greenberg, co-founder and former chief technology officer of music streaming service Grooveshark, has died at the age of 28, according to The Gainesville Sun. His girlfriend, with whom he shared a home, found him deceased in bed on Sunday after she returned from a weekend away. By The Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A co-founder of the defunct music streaming service...

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  • Claudia Alexander (2015)

    Claudia Alexander

    Claudia Alexander, the brilliant NASA scientist who concluded the agency's highly-successful Galileo mission to Jupiter died on July 11, according to the Associated Press. She was 56 and, per the LA Times, waged a lengthy battle with breast cancer. By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct NASA's Galileo...

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