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Piers Sellers Death: Climate Scientist Dies At 61

By Ayin Badz , Dec 24, 2016 02:56 AM EST
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden confirmed Piers Sellers death that happened on December 23, 2016, Dr. Sellers died at the age of 61. He was known for his devotion as a climate Scientist, studying ways to fight climate change.

Sellers had high hopes, that he could find ways, to fight climate change, in his lifetime. From 1982 to 1996, Dr. Piers Sellers worked on global climate problems. He was stationed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Dr. Sellers was born in Crowborough, East Sussex. He studied in Cranbrook in Kent. He started working in NASA as a Scientist in 1982.Dr.Piers stage four pancreatic diagnosis last October 15, 2015, was known publicly. After a year and a few months, the news of Piers Sellers death broke.

Dr. Piers wrote more than 70 research papers related to the study of the biosphere, humans and other organism; and the atmosphere. In 1998, he was the lead scientist for Terra, a satellite launched to monitor Earth's climate and the environment.

Later on he decided to become an astronaut, in 1996.Dr. Piers, logged 35 days in space, including 41 hours in six space walks.According to the Washington Post, Dr. Sellers, used his experiences, as an astronaut. To further inform people, about climate problems. He also contributed to the Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary, "Before the Flood."

According to The Telegraph, he was recently the deputy director of sciences and exploration at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland in the USA. Dr. Sellers was the third Briton to go into space, when he joined the crew of Atlantis and launched in 2002.

The order of British Empire, he was appointed as an officer. "Gobsmacked", is what he named himself. He also stated that he had no regrets. For him, he has fulfilled his dreams.

The headmaster, of his former school, Dr. John Weeds said, that after the news of Piers Sellers death they are greatly devastated. Dr. Weeds added that Dr. Sellers contributed a lot, on his field of Science.

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