In 1984, Marc Garneau became Canadas first astronaut and a national hero. Since then, seven of his fellow citizens have followed in his footsteps, many more than once. This book was written as a twenty-fifth anniversary tribute to these brave men and women who defied tremendous odds, risked their lives, and soared from Earth on sheets of flame.
About the author
John Melady is a veteran writer and space enthusiast. He has written many books, including Canadians in Space, Star of Courage, Heartbreak and Heroism, and Pearson's Prize. Melady lives in Seaforth, Ontario.
- Winner, Dewey Diva Pick
"The book is inspirational for younger people ... Canadians in Space, is an out of this world book, that should be read by all proud Canadians."
Other titles by John Melady
Dundurn Korean War Library Bundle
Fighting Words / Korea / Triumph at Kapyong / Deadlock in Korea / Cross-Border Warriors
Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations
Canada's Forgotten War
Maple Leaf in Space
The Last Public Hanging in Canada
Star of Courage
Recognizing the Heroes Among Us
Heartbreak and Heroism
Canadian Search and Rescue Stories