How did Astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason die and what was his cause of death?: One of Canada’s original six astronauts, Bjarni Tryggvason has passed away on 05 April 2022 at the age of 76. The news of the astronaut’s death has been surfacing all over the internet at this time. The netizens have been paying soulful tributes to him through social media platforms. His sudden death news has left everyone shocked. He was one of those Canada’s original six astronauts who flew onboard NASA’s space shuttle. His friends and colleagues are saddened after getting the news of his death. Our heartiest condolences to his family and dear ones. Through this article, you will get some important information about Bjarni Tryggvason. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
How did Astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason die?
According to the reports, the news of Bjarni’s death was first released on social media by former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin who trained with Tryggvason as a member of the US space agency’s 1998 group of international astronauts candidates. He took his official Instagram account and wrote, “Rest In Peace Penguin classmate. It was an honor to train and work with you.” Later, the news was confirmed by the Canadian Space Agency in a statement on Twitter.
Who was Bjarni Tryggvason?
The agency wrote, “It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we learned that former CSA astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason has passed away.” It also added that he applied the highest standard to everything he undertook. At this time, all his friends and loved ones are expressing their emotions on social media over his death. His family and dear ones need concern and peace in this tough time.
Bjarni Tryggvason Death Cause
Talking about Bjarni Tryggvason, was an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and an NRC/CSA astronaut. He was born on 21 September 1945 in Reykjavik Iceland. He served on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997 as a Payload Specialist, it was a 12 days mission to study changes in the Earth’s atmosphere. He was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was active in aerobatic flight and was once qualified as captain in the Tutor jet trainer with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
How did Bjarni Tryggvason die?
After completing his schooling in Richmond, BC, he went to the University of British Columbia in the year 1972 where he earned a BA sci degree in engineering physics and later completed his postgraduate work in engineering with a specialization in applied mathematics and fluid dynamics at the University of Western Ontario. He also worked as a meteorologist with the cloud physics group at the Atmospheric Environment Service. He was the father of two children. He died unexpectedly on 05 April 2022 at the age of 76. May his soul Rest In Peace.