Personal Biography: Piers Sellers is currently Deputy Director of the Science and Exploration Directorate at NASA/GSFC. He was born and educated in the United Kingdom and moved to the US in 1982 to carry out climate research at NASA/GSFC. From 1982 to 1996, he worked on global climate problems, particularly those involving interactions between the biosphere and the atmosphere, and was involved in constructing computer models of the global climate system, satellite data interpretation and conducting large-scale field experiments in the USA, Canada, Africa and Brazil. He joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1996 and flew to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2002, 2006 and 2011, carrying out six spacewalks and working on ISS assembly tasks. He came back to GSFC in June, 2011.
Lecture Topic: Flying in Space
Piers Sellers served as an Astronaut from 1996-2011 and flew into space three times aboard Space Shuttles. He helped to build and repair the International Space Station and carried out six spacewalks. In his talk, he will describe what it is like to train for and to fly in space. Currently, Piers is a senior Earth Science manager at NASA/GSFC.