Vladimir Putin

Garneau, Marc

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The speaker presents a film that describes the sort of experience one undergoes when one has the opportunity to fly aboard a shuttle. First, some remarks about Canada's space program. Ways in which Canada has been involved at the forefront of developments in space, particularly in the communications-technology area--communications satellites. Other areas of involvement. "The Space Plan"--A sort of White Paper by the Canadian Government to look at the direction Canada may take during the next fifteen years with regards to space. A brief history of Canada's involvement with space. Three major projects outlined in the Space Plan, with details of each: a space station, "Radarsat," and a Mobile Satellite. A review of other decisions that must be made before any of these projects can be put into place. Competition from other countries. The Canadian Astronaut Programme and whether or not that will continue. Bringing all the different elements of space involvement in Canada together. The economic importance of the high technology of space projects. A description of the speaker's mission and experience in space, as well as details of experiments performed during the mission, accompanied by a film.

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