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According to NASA, astronaut Frank Caldeiro passed away on October 3, 2009 after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer.
Astronaut Fernando Caldeiro Dies

NASA astronaut Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro died Saturday morning after an extended illness.

Caldeiro was a member of the Astronaut Class of 1996 and most recently was assigned to the WB-57 High Altitude Research Program within the Aircraft Operations Division at Ellington Field in Houston. In that role, he directed the integration and conducted the operation of high-altitude atmospheric research experiments carried on board the NASA WB-57.

"Frank was a valued member of the astronaut corps and the Flight Crew Operations team," said Brent Jett, director, Flight Crew Operations. "He provided a wealth of experience and made significant contributions to the success of both the WB-57 project and the Space Shuttle Program. He will be missed by all those who knew him at NASA. Our hearts go out to his family."

Caldeiro joined NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., in 1991 as a cryogenics and propulsion systems expert for the safety and mission assurance office before being selected as an astronaut. There he also served as the executive staff assistant to the director of Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance.

For more, see: NASA astronaut Frank Caldeiro, 51, dies

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Two and a half years against brain cancer is a long time. My Dad lasted 8 months. I know what his family had to deal with.
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As I have said before, 2009 has been a terrible year in terms of loosing spaceflight heroes. My heart goes out to Frank's family. Terrible news.

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Thirteen years without a flight - that is one tough job.

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What a tragic loss. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

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Houston Chronicle: NASA Astronaut Fernando Caldeiro "Frank"

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Ironically I met Frank at one of the Sun n Fun Fly Ins in Lakeland, FL. He and David Brown flew down from Houston in one of the Bonanzas used for airflow experiments. Both complained how slow it was.

Two great guys, two very BRIGHT guys, and both gone.

RIP Frank.

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