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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nasa-scientist-killed-los-angeles-plane-crash-article-1.2073332The lone passenger killed in a Los Angeles plane crash Friday was a longtime scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Alberto Behar, a celebrated 24-year veteran with the federally funded robotics research facility, plummeted to the urban streets just after 1 p.m. local time, not long after takeoff.
The 47-year-old resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., was found dead at the scene of the crash, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, with his experimental plane smashed to pieces.
Dead Scientists 2004-2015
|Alberto Behar, Robotics expert NASA at the JPL.
died instantly when his single-engine plane nosedived shortly after takeoff Friday from Van Nuys Airport He worked on two Mars missions and spent years researching how robots work in harsh environments like volcanoes and underwater As part of the NASA team exploring Mars with the Curiosity rover, Behar was responsible for a device that detected hydrogen on the planet's surface as the rover moved.
47-year old NASA Scientist Alberto Behar helped to prove that there had once been water on Mars according to the sad Daily Mail story published to announce his recent death in a plane crash that happened on Friday in LA, California. While plane crashes do happen and scientists do die, Behar's name has now been added to a very long list of scientists and astronomers who have met their untimely ends prematurely, leading us to ask, did Behar know something that 'they' don't want the rest of society to find out?
|John Rogers, Tropica Disease expert with the National Institutes of Health.
Martin John Rogers was found "near" his wrecked car down in an embankment in western Maryland on Thursday, September 4, 2014, after disappearing on August 21, 2014 when he left home for work at the world-renowned research center near Washington, D.C. No word yet on the cause of death, an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner of death, according to LA Times' The Baxter Bulletin.
Here is where the mystery comes in. According to the report the search for Rogers didn't start until a "few days after he failed to show up for work," but on the day he disappeared he is seen on a surveillance and used a credit card at a Motel 8 a few hours after he left home. Two days later there is a report of a sighting of Rogers on a "local trail," which authorities have deemed "likely credible.While the search for Rogers is over, the search for answers regarding his disappearance and death continues.
|Glenn Thomas, AIDS and Ebola expert and spokesperson for the World Health Organization.
Ebola expert Glenn Thomas was among the 298 people who were killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down and crashed in Ukraine. It is understood he was one of more than 100 researchers who were aboard the flight on their way to an international Aids conference in Australia. Among the other delegates aboard the plane was Joep Lange, a leading AIDS researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society (IAS)
|Mark Ferri, 59, Nuclear engineer
A renowned American engineer was found dead in his hotel room in Salford after his heart suddenly stopped working. Mark Ferri, 59, from Tennessee, had completed two degrees in engineering as well as an MBA before becoming a nuclear engineer.
At an inquest into Mr Ferri’s death at Bolton Crown Court, it was heard that the dad-of-one was visiting Manchester on business on September 18 – the day of his death.
It was said Mr Ferri had been under stress from his job. His wife, Michaela, told the inquest: “He said a number of times, this job is killing me.” Mr Ferri was originally due to return to the US a week earlier to see his family but was asked to remain in the UK for an extra week.
On September 5, Mrs Ferri spoke to her husband and said that ‘he didn’t sound right’. She said: “He said it was just his work and they were giving him additional assignments and he was feeling overwhelmed and he didn’t think he would be able to complete them”.
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