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

Price: Canada $18.95    U.S.A. $18.95 A Folklore Publishing title exclusively distributed by Lone Pine Publishing.
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-894864-59-6
ISBN-10: 1-894864-59-X
Page Count: 264
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"
Series # 18