Marc Garneau

Astronaut Marc Garneau

Full Name: Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau
Profession: Astronaut


Biography: A navy man by training, he joined Canada’s fledgling space program in 1983, and in 1984 became the first Canadian in outer space when he served as crew on U.S. Shuttle Mission 41-G. After venturing to space a few more times, he would go on to serve as head of the Canadian Space Agency from 2001 to 2005.

In 2008 he was elected to Parliament as a Liberal representing Quebec.

Born: February 23, 1949
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 1984-10-05 13th NASA Space Shuttle Mission (41G): Challenger 6 launches with Marc Garneau, the first Canadian in space, on board
  • 1996-05-29 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands

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