Earth  ID: 13033

A Story of Science and Friendship

At NASA, friendship and discovery go hand-in-hand. For over three decades, Earth scientists Compton Tucker and Piers Sellers were co-workers, roommates, neighbors and best friends. They studied the planet and traveled it together.

Piers passed away in 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer. In this story, Compton remembers and honors his dear friend and partner in science.

While traveling aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2002, astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers looked down upon the Earth and recorded a warm-hearted greeting to his friends and colleagues at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Piers passed away in 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer, and he often said how fortunate he felt to work with some of his best friends.




Micheala Sosby (NASA/GSFC):
Lead Producer

Katie Atkinson (GSFC Interns):
Lead Producer

Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC):

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.):
Technical Support

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