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Marc Garneau looks back twenty years later

The Story

In a downtown Vancouver hotel, Marc Garneau reminisces with CBC's Shelagh Rogers about his historic trip that was literally out of this world. Time has changed his hair from black to white, but as he listens to an old CBC report recounting his journey to space, Garneau still sounds awestruck by the experience. As the president of the Canadian Space Agency, Garneau remains as passionate about space as he did when he became the first Canadian in space 20 years ago.  

Medium: Radio
Program: Sounds Like Canada
Broadcast Date: Oct. 5, 2004
Guest: Marc Garneau
Host: Shelagh Rogers
Duration: 22:13

Did You know?

• Marc Garneau became the executive vice president of the Canadian Space Agency in February 2001. He was subsequently appointed the agency's president in November 2001.

• Garneau was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 1984. He was promoted to a companion of the Order of Canada in 2003.


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