Bjarni Tryggvason, one of Canada’s first astronauts, dies aged 76

Bjarni Tryggvason, one of the original six Canadian astronauts who flew aboard NASA’s space shuttle, has died at the age of 76.

The news of Tryggvason’s death (opens in new tab) on Monday (April 5) was first shared online by former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, who was training at Tryggvason as a member of the US Space Agency’s 1998 International Astronaut Candidate Group.

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