Memorial Spaceflights

Robbie Mark Moore

"Ad Astra Per Aspera - Rob"
1962 - 2009

Ad Astra Per Aspera - A Rough Road Leads To The Stars.

After a two-year long battle with cancer Robbie surrendered to the stars on January 1, 2009

Born on June 29, 1962 in Havre de Grace, Maryland to Jerry and Donelle Moore, Rob's passion for mechanics, music, photography and space exploration made him an eclectic person.

From cars to homes Robbie could fix anything that he came upon. He spent five years as a Chief Engineer for Holiday Inns before turning to property maintenance. Rob spent the next 15 years as a Superintendent.

Rob always had a passion for space exploration from his first visit to Florida in the 1970's. While vacationing in Merritt Island, Florida with his family he made the decision to relocate to be closer to the space shuttle and the space program.

Even though Robbie never worked within the space industry it consumed his life. He was a member of the Commanders Club at Kennedy Space Center, Participant in the Mars Rover Project and Participant in SETI. With camera in hand he never missed a space launch -- whether it was the Space Shuttle or a rocket, he was fascinated by it all.

When Rob was diagnosed with kidney cancer and knew he would not survive he began his bucket list. He was able to finally achieve his goal of flying an airplane and had the joy of becoming a DJ for the Internet Radio Station FullWave Radio where the DJ Badfish (aka, "aBadfish2") had a blues-and-rock radio show each week until he lost the use of his hands and was no longer able.

Robbie is survived by his wife of 26 years, Denise; daughter Brandy; son, Robert Terry; two grandchildren, Shelbie and Skyler; in-laws, Doug and Patti Smith; mother, Donelle Moore; grandmother, Leona Moore; stepmother, Beverly Moore; brothers, Scott Moore and Ricky Moore and his wife, Christy Moore; uncle, Keith Van Tassel; aunt and uncle, Wendy and Jeffery Sawyer; cousin, Jaime; nieces, Chelsea, Jillian and Jordyn; and nephews, Jacob and Zachery. He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Moore; his grandmother, Bea Blanchard; cousin, Keith Smith; and stepfather, Glen Johnson.

We all have a dream. We have all wished on that first star we see at night at least once in our life. Never do we really expect it to come true. It's always just a dream, an illusion. Rob's dream is about to come true. He didn't simply wish upon that star, Robbie wished he was that star. He always dreamed of going to space. Now he will, just like he always wanted. Rob will forever be a true Space Cowboy. Be the star you wish upon. Dreams really do come true.

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