Canadarm and Collaboration

Canadarm and Collaboration

by Elizabeth Howell (Author)
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With interviews from Chris Hadfield and Marc Garneau, the tale of Canada?s involvement in international space exploration from the 1960s to the present day 


Canada is a small but mighty power in space exploration. After providing the Canadarm robotic arm for the space shuttle in 1981, Canada received an invitation to start an astronaut program ? a program that quickly let its people accumulate skill and prestige. Canadian astronauts have since commanded the International Space Station, flown as co-pilots on spacecraft, and even held senior roles within NASA.


This book traces how Canada grew from small beginnings into a major player in international space policy. You will hear about Canada?s space program from the words of its astronauts, from Canadian celebrity Chris Hadfield to Liberal cabinet minister Marc Garneau to Governor General Julie Payette. You will experience the excitement and challenges of reporting on a rocket launch in Kazakhstan, as Canada sent its latest astronaut to space in preparation for possible moon missions in the 2020s. And you will learn from the people who work behind the scenes on Canadian space technology and space policy about why we are doing this ? and what we plan to do next.

Format
EPUB
Protection
Watermark
Contributor
David M.D. Williams (Introduction author)
Publication date
October 19, 2020
Publisher
ISBN
9781773056272
Paper ISBN
9781770414426
File size
5 MB
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