Astronaut Marc Garneau on a weightless flight (photo credit: NASA).
An hour of Canadian astronauts. Chris Hadfield, Roberta Bondar, Marc Garneau and Steve MacLean talk about what it's like to be in space- or in MacLean's case- fulfill a childhood dream.
The year was 1995 and four astronauts had gathered on the program Morningside to share experiences of what it was like to be in space, among other things.
Left - Astronaut Chris Hadfield on a spacewalk (photo credit: NASA).
Major Chris Hadfield was fresh from the success of his mission just the month before- he had installed a docking tunnel for the space station Mir. He was joined by Steve McLean in Toronto, by Roberta Bondar in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later that morning by Canada's first astronaut- Marc Garneau.
Also on the show, a piece from a few years earlier- in 1989- and the program The Food Show. Host Bruce Steele explored what astronauts eat in space.
Since these programs aired, several more astronauts have joined this elite club- there have been seven Canadians astronauts, along with one civilian, who have been to space. In November 2012, Chris Hadfield is scheduled to blast off on a Russian spaceship for a six month visit to the International Space Station. After that, there are no definite future plans for Canadians to go to space.