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Piers Sellars, British Astronaut has died

Piers Sellars, the British born N.A.S.A. astronaut has sadly past away after a fight with stage 4 pancreatic cancer which he revealed he had in January of this year. He was born in Crowborough, Sussex 1955. He always had aspirations of going into space. The British government doesn't sponsor its nationals to go into space so after working his way through University, gaining eventually a PhD, he moved to the United States. Over time after working for N.A.S.A, he became a United States naturalised national which then allowed him to go into space.

Piers took part in three Space Shuttle flights, two on Atlantis and one on Discovery during his time up in space. His total amount of time in space was 35 days. In addition to all his N.A.S.A. distinguished medals, he was awarded an O.B.E. in 2011 for his contributions to space. He was married to Amanda Lomas but the marriage ended in divorce. ref: Wikipedia.

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