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Bob M
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My friend and long-time space collector, Kent Nolen, 45, of Inman, SC, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Kent had collected over 20 years and had an expert knowledge of space history. While living in Titusville, FL, he witnessed over 50 Space Shuttle launches, which he was very proud of.

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It was so sad to hear of Kent's passing as our paths first crossed during the 1980s when Kent was living in Titusville, FL. We both had attended the same university. He was a frequent visitor here before marrying his lovely wife, Sandra, and moving to South Carolina. He will forever be remembered as a hard-working young man, a good friend, a true aerospace enthusiast, and an avid space collector.

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I too am saddened to learn of Kent's passing. I had only met him a few times, but he was an absolute pleasure to be around. He will be missed.

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I too, am so sorry to hear of Kent's passing. While I never met Kent, I delt with him several times and he was wonderful to do business with. Forty five is way too young to pass away. My prayers are with his wife and family too.

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My prayers go to his family and friends. What a sad tragedy to lose your life so early.

God Bless.

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Though Kent did not post under his account, he registered as a collectSPACE member in October 2001 and was listed in our former directory of collectors.

Though he and I never directly corresponded, a search tonight through my e-mail archives reveals how often he was copied on messages that were sent by other collectSPACE members.

My thoughts are with his family.

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I am sorry to hear of Kent's passing. I never met Kent but I have dealt with him several times. He was a great person to do business with and talk to. My prayers are with his wife and family.

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That is terribly sad news. I had bought a few things from Kent over the years...and most recently purchased a bunch of shuttle photos from him a few months ago. I enjoyed the e-mail exchanges we had and was impressed by his knowledge and passion for space program. Our community is a little emptier without him...

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Several collectors have asked me the circumstances of Kent's passing. I was informed that he died of a heart attack on the afternoon of May 26. He didn't smoke and as far as I know, had not experienced any previous serious health concerns. Myself and our hobby will greatly miss him.

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Bob,

I'm sorry for your loss. So young and very unexpected too.

Just wondering, did Kent attend the 2004 Air & Space Show in Titusville?

Rob

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So sorry to learn of Kent's passing Bob. I know from our email exchanges how close a friend he was to you.

My sympathies to his family and friends. Respectfully,

Derek

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