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

Paperback | November 6, 2006

byChris Gainor

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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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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 sate...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:November 6, 2006Publisher:Folklore PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:189486459X

ISBN - 13:9781894864596

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