Quotes by Canadian authors


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"I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride"
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"I've been lucky enough to fly to space twice"
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"It is spectacular. From about five minutes in, when we knew for sure that we were going to have the weather to go, the smile on my face just got bigger and bigger, and I was just beaming through the whole launch. I mean, it is just an amazing ride"
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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness"
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"Life is a succession of crises and moments when we have to rediscover who we are and what we really want"
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"Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper"
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"Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts"
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"If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents"
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"Family is not an important thing, it's everything"
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"It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race"
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"Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection, sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys. That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women"
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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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"I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people"
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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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"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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"Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician"
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