Former NASA astronaut, Rick Searfoss who flew three Space Shuttle missions STS-58, STS-76 and STS-90 during the 1990s has died at the age of only 62. Searfoss was a test pilot and, until recently, was test pilot for the XCOR Aerospace Company, which, until its financial demise was planning suborbital spaceflights for tourists. We give our condolences to his family and friends.

Rick Searfoss. Courtesy: NASA via British Interplanetary Society