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Summary

Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau (born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is a famous Astronaut from Canada, he is 68 years old and still alive, born February 23, 1949.

Biography

Marc Garneau is a former Canadian astronaut with three space missions of the space shuttle, including a trip to the International Space Station. He was Canada's first astronaut. He has logged over 29 days in space in total. He retired as an astronaut in 2005 to engage in Canadian politics.

He was in August 2003 awarded the Garneau "the Order of Canada," Canada's highest civilian order. He's also got three schools named after him, one in Trenton, one in Ottawa and one in Toronto.

Garneau is also honorary captain at "the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets." In addition "no 599 Royal Canadian Air Cadets squadron" is named after him.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Marc, under the main topic Graduation.

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Famous quotes by Marc Garneau (18)


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"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"
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"We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards. The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that make the inspection of the space shuttle possible"
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"I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer"
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"Through these ongoing activities and possibly in the future, a Canadian will go live and work on the International Space Station and we will continue to make Canadians proud of our achievements in space"
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"The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications"
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"NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft in orbit for signs of damage"
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"Canada has made a strong commitment as a partner in the International Space Station and, like the other partners, wishes to see the assembly of this unique orbiting laboratory continue"
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"It is a challenge to have your launch date slip continuously"
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"I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer"
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"I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA"
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"There are many experiments and a great deal of research that can be performed on the station that make a difference in our lives and we are committed to supporting this important vocation"
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"I like adventure"
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"Canada and space are a natural fit"
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"After the Shuttle checks out on its two upcoming flights, it will be ready to take larger components up to the International Space Station later this fall"
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"In 1983, NASA invited Canada to fly three payload specialists, in part because we had contributed the robotic arm that is used on the shuttle"
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"I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people"
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"Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy"
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"New standards for safety are now in place and Canada has helped provide tools and techniques that were needed. Technologies like these are innovative and represent great achievements for us"


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