HomeSpace FlightBjarni Tryggvason, one of Canada's original astronauts, dies at 76

Bjarni Tryggvason, one of Canada’s original astronauts, dies at 76

Bjarni Tryggvason, one of Canada’s original six astronauts who flew on board 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 trained with Tryggvason as a member of the U.S. space agency’s 1998 group of international astronaut candidates.

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