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Canada in Space

The People & Stories behind Canada's Role in the Explorations of Space

by (author) Chris Gainor

Folklore Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2006
General, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Astrophysics & Space Science
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2006
    List Price
    $18.95 USD

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Canadians have always had a pioneering spirit. We've explored our country and our planet, and now we're exploring space. Read more about Canada's amazing contributions to space research and discovery: • The development of the Canadarm and Canadarm2, essential tools for the space shuttle program • The Alouette I ionospheric research satellite, the first satellite ever built outside of the US and USSR to make it into orbit • James Chamberlin and Owen Maynard, who went from the collapse of Avro to engineering key components for NASA's Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs • The birth of Canada's commercial satellite industry with the Canadian launch of the world's first communications satellite • Robotic technology developed in Canada that helped the shuttle program return to flight in 2005 • Dr. Gerry Bull, the Canadian defence scientist who spearheaded the High Altitude Research Project which studied the use of cannons to launch satellites in the 1960s • Ionospheric research by Canadian scientists to help improve radio communications in the far north • Julie Payette and Chris Hadfield's part in the construction and research work on the International Space Station • Marc Garneau, the head of Canada's space program, who is setting his sights on Canadian technology and a mission to Mars.

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