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Former Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason passes away at 76

Payload specialist Bjarni Tryggvason of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) shows off the Microgravity Vibration Isolation Mount (MIM) fluid disk. One of five fluid loop experiments (FLEX), this one deals with the growth of resonance patterns (GORP) in gaseous liquid systems.

Bjarni Tryggvason passed away yesterday at the age of 76 and in the words of his friend and fellow Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, “he was a pioneer, a superb engineer and test pilot, and a beloved friend. As one of Canada’s first astronauts, Bjarni paved the way for all that have followed.”

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