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Chapter 2

Three strong Canadian arms on board


From: Canadarm and Collaboration


This chapter provides a biography of Marc Garneau, the first Canadian astronaut. Topics include what led him to become an astronaut and his experience in space.



Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell, PhD, is a Canadian journalist focusing on space exploration. Her clients include CBC, SpaceQ, and She has seen rocket launches in the United States and Kazakhstan, lived on a simulated Mars base, and interviewed dozens of astronauts. She is the author of The Science of Time Travel and The Search for Life on Mars. She teaches technical writing at Algonquin College and does consulting work for numerous institutions. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.