Professor Stephen Hawking Dies At The Age Of 76

Elaine Stenson
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NASA is leading the tributes to Professor Stephen Hawking who has died at the age of 76.

His children said in a statement that he passed away at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of this morning.

The world renowned physicist, who suffered from a rare form of motor-neuron disease, was known for his work with black holes and relativity.

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NASA has tweeted a video of Hawking speaking about his experience on a zero gravity flight:

“In 2007 I was lucky enough to experience micro-gravity on a Zero-G flight. For me this was true freedom. People that know me well say my smile was the biggest it’s ever been – I was superman for those few minutes.”