Marc Garneau of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada was the first Canadian astronaut in space. He joined the Canadian Space Agency in 1983, then was selected to be the first Canadian astronaut in space in March 1984. Finally October 6-13, 1984, Garneau as a payload Specialist on Mission 41-G, on board the space shuttle Challenger, he became the first Canadian astronaut in space.
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- Marc Garneau – Wikipedia
Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau, PC MP CC CD FCASI (born February 23, 1949) is a Canadian politician and the Minister of Transport in the Government of Canada. He is a retired military officer, former astronaut, and engineer; Garneau was the first Canadian in space taking part in three flights aboard NASA Space shuttles in 1984, 1996 and 2000.
- Marc Garneau: Canadian Space Pioneer – CBC Archives
His bravery is inspiring, his grace is charming and his credentials are out of this world. In 1984 Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to fly on a NASA mission to space.
- Marc Garneau – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Marc Garneau, CC, astronaut, military officer, engineer, politician (born 23 February 1949 in Québec City, QC). Marc Garneau distinguished himself in three distinct fields. As a naval officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, he spent 10 years as a combat systems engineer. As an astronaut, Garneau became, in 1984, the first Canadian in space and, from 2001 to 2005, was president of the Canadian Space Agency.
- Marc Garneau | Canadian astronaut | Britannica.com
Garneau received a B.S. in engineering physics from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., in 1970 and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, Eng., in 1973. He served as a Canadian naval officer from 1974 to 1989. In 1983 he was selected as one of the first six Canadian astronauts.
October 6th-13th 1984