CBC Digital Archives

Shuttle crew launches satellite experiment

His bravery is inspiring, his grace is charming and his credentials are out of this world. In 1984 Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to fly on a NASA mission to space. During his 15 years as an astronaut, Garneau flew three times and made countless contributions to the Canadian space program, eventually becoming its president. On the ground or in the air, Garneau has been a passionate educator and trailblazer for space exploration.

media clip
Marc Garneau and the crew of the Endeavour successfully pull off an experiment by launching a satellite with an inflatable antenna.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: May 21, 1996
Guest(s): Bob McDonald
Interviewer: Peter Mansbridge
Duration: 3:11

Last updated: February 22, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

All Clips from this Topic

Related Content

Marc Garneau: Canadian Space Pioneer

His bravery is inspiring, his grace is charming and his credentials are out of this world. In ...

2001: Norad tracks Santa Claus

He sees you when you're sleeping. But Norad sees him first!

1990: UFO phenomenon over Montreal

A group sighting of a UFO sparks a major investigation.

1969: Moon landing inspires Canadian children

American astronauts have taken the lead in the superpower space race with the Apollo 11 lunar ...

Norad: Watching the Skies

One of the most terrifying visions of the Cold War was the spectre of Soviet bombers and nucle...