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Longtime Merritt Island Resident, Incomparable Space Correspondent Jay Barbree Dead at 87

LONGTIME MERRITT ISLAND resident and NBC space correspondent Jay Barbree passed away May 14, 2021, at age 87. Barbree was the only journalist to have covered every non-commercial human space mission in the United States, beginning with the first American in space, Alan Shepard aboard Freedom 7 in 1961, continuing through to the last mission of the Space Shuttle, Atlantis’s STS-135 mission in July 2011. […]