The Space Shuttle Challenger launches from Florida at dawn. On this mission, Kathryn Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to perform a spacewalk and Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space. The crew of seven was the largest to fly on a spacecraft at that time, and STS-41G was the first flight to include two female astronauts.
The Canadian Broadcasting system Digital Archives. Available in English and French. Includes historical videos, on this day section, and radio clips on Arts & Entertainment, Economy & Business, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Politics, Science & Technology, Society, Sports and War & Conflict.
"Canada's a huge country, so to be able to unite the country through communication satellite technology or to be able to observe it through remote sensing technology from space is a natural fit for a country like Canada.", Marc Garneau
Canada Transportation Minister Marc Garneau made headlines this weekend when he announced that by the end of the year, a long-promised ban on oil tanker traffic will be put in place off the North Coast of British Columbia—weeks after the government was harshly criticized for its bungled response to a spill in that same region.
NASA - New Trio Launches to Join Expedition 34 Soyuz vient de partir pour la Space Station avec Chris Hadfield, astronaute canadien qui sera le commandant pour les prochains 6 mois. Pas mal nice. Un new Marc Garneau!!! lol Bonne chance man et ramène-nous des étoiles de là-bas svp. \µ/—>:)