Dr. Marc Garneau
Born: February 23, 1943
Place of Birth: Quebec City, Quebec
Marc Garneau attended early schools both in Quebec and in Great Britain.
He completed degrees in engineering physics (1970) and electrical engineering (1973).
In 1977, Marc Garneau designed a simulator for training officers on destroyer missile systems.
His background includes an extensive career in the Canadian Navy retiring from it in 1989.
His inventive mind helped develop an aircraft-towed target system for navy gunnery accuracy.
Garneau became the first Canadian to fly in space ... in a shuttle called "Challenger".
He practised special movements of the Canadarm, a lifting device for space station construction.
In 1989, Marc Garneau became the Deputy Director of the Canadian Astranaut program.
Among the honours received by Garneau is a NASA Exception Service medal and Officer of the Order of Canada award.
He has seved as spacecraft communicator for Mission Control for other space flights.
Marc Garneau is also the first Canadian to fly three missions in space and has logged over 677 hours.
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