British-American NASA astronaut and meteorologist who went on three space shuttle missions. He also conducted research into how the earth's biosphere and atmosphere interact with one another.
He was trained as a pilot for gliders and powered aircraft by the Royal Air Force. He later earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Edinburgh and a doctorate from the University of Leeds.
He received a number of awards including the 1994 Nasa Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award.
He was brought up by his family in Sussex.
He was an esteemed NASA astronaut like David Leestma.