• Bassam Radi, Managing Editor

NASA pays tribute to 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek

Trebek died Sunday following a battle with pancreatic cancer

NASA has paid tribute to Alex Trebek, who helped recruit the next generation of astronauts for missions to the moon and Mars.

“We’re saddened by the passing of legendary @Jeopardy host Alex Trebek,” NASA tweeted Sunday. “Earlier this year, he helped us recruit the next generation of astronauts – a testament to his dedication to challenging us to expand our knowledge.”

NASA also tweeted a video of Trebek urging prospective astronauts to “make history” in the space agency’s Artemis program.

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