9781550029406

Canadians in Space : The Forever Frontier

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  • ISBN13:

    9781550029406

  • ISBN10:

    1550029401

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-30
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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Summary

On October 5, 1984, Marc Garneau became Canada's first astronaut when he rocketed into space from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. In doing so, Garneau became a national hero. Seven of his fellow citizens followed in his footsteps, many more than once. Julie Payette, a young mother and adventurer from Montreal was the first Canadian woman to visit the International Space Station. Chris Hadfield, a former fighter pilot from Ontario, was the first Canadian to do a spacewalk, while Saskatchewan-born Doctor Dave Williams performed surgery on test animals while his shuttle sped around the globe. This book was written as a 25th anniversary tribute to these brave men and women who defied tremendous odds, risked their lives, and soared from earth on sheets of flame. By leaving the only planet known to be habitable, they became true explorers in an ever-expanding universe we will never completely know.

Author Biography

John Melady is a veteran writer and space enthusiast. He has written thirteen books, including Star of Courage and Heartbreak and Heroism. Melady lives in Seaforth, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgementsp. 11
A Pillar of Fire, Blinding and Whitep. 15
Crumpled Metal, Wires, and Wastep. 25
Trajectory of Achievementp. 35
Canada's Membership Ticketp. 43
A Flash, a Roar, and a Firstp. 49
A Moment of Hope and Pridep. 61
No Longer a Traineep. 73
Our Top Gun in Spacep. 85
Fear Comes in the Months Beforep. 95
You're Going into Space, or You're Going to Blow Upp. 109
Under the Ocean and Over the Cloudsp. 121
Building a Cruise Ship in the Middle of the Ocean in a Stormp. 133
Like Christmas Eve When You Are Sevenp. 145
Waving the Canadian Flag at the Worldp. 155
The Most Memorable Thing an Astronaut Can Dop. 163
Storms, Malfunctions, and Riskp. 175
Build the Station, Build the Futurep. 191
The Forever Frontierp. 207
Notesp. 217
Indexp. 230
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