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

by Chris Gainor

Folklore Publishing | November 6, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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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. And more...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: November 6, 2006

Publisher: Folklore Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 189486459X

ISBN - 13: 9781894864596

Found in: History

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

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

by Chris Gainor

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: November 6, 2006

Publisher: Folklore Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 189486459X

ISBN - 13: 9781894864596

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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. And more...

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