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The man behind the Canadarm

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.

NRC scientist Dr. Garry Lindberg tells the panellists of Front Page Challenge about the Canadarm.

Medium: Television
Program: Front Page Challenge
Broadcast Date: Jan. 24, 1982
Guest(s): Garry Lindberg
Host: Fred Davis
Narrator: Richard Malcolm
Panellist: Pierre Berton, Betty Kennedy, Gordon Sinclair
Duration: 8:48

Last updated: November 22, 2012

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