Forrest McCartney

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: retired U.S. Air Force officer and a former director of Kennedy Space Center who was crucial in getting NASA's shuttles flying again after the 1986 Challenger tragedy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brief illness

 

Born: March 23, 1931

 

Died: July 17, 2012

 

Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida