Steve Nagel, astronaut and Air Force veteran, dead at 67 after long cancer battle

August 23, 2014 9:48 PM

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Steve Nagel, astronaut and Air Force veteran, dead at 67 after long cancer battle

Steve Nagel, an accomplished astronaut and Air Force veteran who flew on four space shuttle missions, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Nagel died Thursday evening of complications related to an aggressive form of melanoma, according to Missouri’s Columbia Daily Tribune.

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