61-year-old astronaut piers sellers (Piers Sellers) died in Houston on Friday, December 23, reported on the website NASA.
"The sellers had dedicated his life to saving the planet. His legacy will not only be a reminder about global warming, but in the hope that we will be able to improve strategy management their planet. Pierce was an eternal optimist, whose positive energy was an inspiration to all those who had the good fortune to know him. Laughter, humor, and a carefree spirit are as much a part of his legacy and success in work", - said in the obituary on the website of NASA.
Piers sellers was twice flying in space. In his first flight of the sellers went in 2002 on the Shuttle Atlantis, the second mission in 2006. The astronaut went out three times in open space.
Sellers was 61 years, cause of death was pancreatic cancer.