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What did Marc Garneau contribute to society?
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Asked in Colleges and Universities
When was Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute created?
Asked in Canada Politics, Astronauts, Quebec
Where did Marc Garneau go to school?
In what way did Marc Garneau contribute to space exploration?
Marc Garneau «gahr NOH», Marc (1949-...), was the first Canadian to travel in space. Garneau, a captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, accompanied six American astronauts on a mission aboard the United States space shuttle Challenger from Oct. 5 to 13, 1984. He also made shuttle flights in 1996 and 2000. Garneau was born in Quebec City, Quebec, on Feb. 23, 1949. His father, Andre Garneau, made a career of the Canadian armed forces and became a general. At the age of 16, Marc Garneau enrolled at the College militaire royal de Saint-Jean. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the Royal Military College of Canada and a doctor's degree in electrical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. Garneau began his naval career in 1965. He became a leading authority on naval communications and warfare systems. Garneau was selected as one of six Canadian astronauts in 1983. In February 2001, Garneau was appointed executive vice president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He served as president of the CSA from November 2001 to November 2005. Garneau became chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa in 2003. Citation: Windeyer, Kendal. "Garneau, Marc." World Book Online Reference Center. 2008. [Place of access.] 29 April 2008 <http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar217430>.
Asked in Canada, Astronauts
Who was the first Canadian to go to outer space?
Marc Garneau was the first Canadian astronaut in space. ( This was a question on my history test today) In 1984 Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to fly on a NASA mission to space. Marc Garneau, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, was born in Québec, PQ, in February of 1949. He's been on three shuttle missions. Wikipedia has particulars, and a link is provided. The first Canadian astronaut was Mark Garneau. He was blasted into space 25 years ago in 1987
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration
Why was Marc garneau's mission important?
Marc Garneau contributed to Canadian society. hIs mission was very important. It was Important because he was there to prove canadians can accomplish anything when they put their minds to it. He proved that any ordinary Canadian like me or you can do anything we want. that is why his mission was important.