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Canadarm maker Spar looks ahead

The Canadarm robot has boosted national pride and showcased Canadian technology for more than two decades. In space, the arm emblazoned with a Canada logo and flag first twitched to life aboard a shuttle in 1981. We look back at the arm grabbing errant satellites, helping fix the Hubble telescope and shaking hands with its robotic cousin, Canadarm2.

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Facing fierce competition, the Canadarm maker seeks non-government contracts.

Medium: Television
Program: FutureWorld
Broadcast Date: June 22, 1996
Guest(s): Gilles Lefebvre
Host: Evan Solomon
Duration: 7:46

Last updated: January 23, 2013

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