With interviews from Chris Hadfield and Marc Garneau, Canadarm and Collaboration is the tale of Canada’s international space exploration involvement from the 1960s to the present day.
“In the distance was the beautiful blue oasis of the planet Earth cast against the black infinite void of space. It was a moment of a lifetime, riding on the end of an icon of Canadian technology, the Canadarm2, with the Canadian flag on my shoulder. I felt immense pride in being able to follow in the footsteps of past Canadian space pioneers on a path to space that would be pursued by the next generation of Canadians in space. There is no question that Canada is a major spacefaring nation. After the spacewalk, one of the crew floated over to share a thought, ‘Dave, we in the international program truly understand the space station is just the base for the Canadarm.’ The wry humour brought a smile to my face.
“Occasionally Canadians can be understated when examining the contributions Canada has made on the global stage. Yet ours is a story to celebrate. From the Avro Arrow onwards, it is a story of visionary scientific and engineering teamwork, a story of pushing the edge of the envelope by incredibly talented scientists, aerospace engineers, researchers, physicians and astronauts. It is a story that continues to unfold as we set our sights beyond the International Space Station in low Earth orbit to the Moon and ultimately to Mars. It is the story of humans pursuing their destiny as a spacefaring species reaching out to other destinations in our solar system.” — From the foreword by Dave Williams, M.D., OC, LLD, President and CEO of Exploration Incorporated
Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a Canadian journalist focused on space exploration. Her clients include CBC, SpaceQ, and Space.com. She has attended rocket launches in the United States and Kazakhstan, lived on a simulated Mars base, and interviewed dozens of astronauts. She teaches technical writing at Algonquin College and does consulting work for numerous institutions. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
“Illustrates how the country has maintained a human spaceflight program for several decades through a combination of technological specialization — Canadarm and its successors — and collaboration with the United States.” — The Space Review
“Be sure to read Canadarm and Collaboration
for a fascinating look at Canada’s evolving space program and its past, present and possible future.” — Universe Today