Former NASA Astronaut Steven R. Nagel Dies after Fighting Cancer for Years

August 24, 2014 12:25 PM

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On Thursday, astronaut Steven R. Nagel died at 67 after fighting a long battle with cancer. He was a proficient astronaut and an Air Force veteran who has the credit of flying in four space shuttle missions.

Reports say that Nagel died due to serious complications which were associated to a persevering form of melanoma.

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