Episode 84: Canada’s First Astronaut, with Marc Garneau

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Feature Guests: Marc Garneau

Marc_Garneau_croppedHe is the first Canadian to travel into space. But with momentous changes rocketing the space programs of many nations, how many more firsts will there be? Today Dr. Marc Garneau, a real hero of science and exploration, joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot, to discuss the past, present and future of human space flight.

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About Our Guest

Marc Garneau was selected as one of the original six Canadian astronauts in 1983 following a career as an engineer in the Canadian Navy. Dr. Garneau travelled into space on 3 expeditions aboard the Space Shuttle. He then served as President of the Canadian Space Agency from 2001 to 2005. He has been a member of Canada’s federal Parliament representing the riding of Westmount-Ville-Marie since 2008. Dr. Garneau was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1984 and then promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada in 2003. He is the 9th Chancellor of Carleton University.

Links

Biography on the Canadian Encyclopedia

Biography on the Canadian Space Agency site

Space exploration & environmental sustainability: Marc Garneau at TEDxTrentUniversity

Revolutionizing our View of Earth, from Space: Marc Garneau at TEDxYouth@Toronto

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