london - The British born astronaut Piers Sellers who else other three space flights for NASA made is Friday at the age of 61 deceased in the US city of Houston. The British and American media reported Saturday.
Sellers died of pancreatic cancer, a disease he announced publicly last year in a column in The New York Times. Except astronaut Sellers was a scientist who was involved in the global warming.
Before he became an astronaut, he studied at the NASA climate between 1982 and 1996. Because only Americans as an astronaut for NASA in the space allowed, he allowed himself naturalized American in 1991, although he retained his British passport. Sellers stayed together between 2002 and 2010, 35 days in space and made at that time six spacewalks.