Like many astronauts before him, Marc Garneau was drawn from the ranks of the military. The native of Quebec City became the first Canadian to venture into space in October 1984. He flew on two later shuttle missions. Mr. Garneau became president of the Canadian Space Agency in 2001. He resigned in 2006 to run for political office and now sits as a Liberal MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie.
In this video, Mr. Garneau says seeing the earth from orbit "is burned into my brain for the rest of my life."
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