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Canadian Astronaut Stamp Booklet

Canadian astronaut stamps"These stamps celebrate the Canadian Space Program and decades of Canadian achievements and presence in space. The illustrate how space technology and education can deliver a better future for all humanity."

Marc Garneau has a doctorate in electrical engineering. He became the first Canadian astronaut to fly in space on Shuttle Mission STS-41 G in 1984. He flew two additional missions, in 1996 and 2000, and is currently President of the Canadian Space Agency.

Roberta Bondar, a medical doctor and Ph.D. in neurobiology, became the first Canadian woman astronaut and the world's first neurologist in space in 1992 on the International Microgravity Laboratory. She was elected to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for her pioneering space medical research.

Steve MacLean, with a Ph.D. in physics, conducted several experiments during his 1992 mission, including tests on the Canadian Advanced Space Vision System, a technology that he helped develop to assist in the operation of Canadarm and Canadarm2.

Chris Hadfield, an engineer and a test pilot, is the only Canadian to have visited the Russian space station Mir in 1995. He became the first Canadian to perform a space walk in 2001 during the installation of Canadarm2 on the InteMational Space Station

Robert Thirsk is an engineer and a doctor of medicine. He and his crew mates performed experiments devoted to the study of microgravity and life sciences in the shuttle's Spacelab module. His 1996 mission lasted 17 days, the longest for a Canadian astronaut.

Bjarni Tryggvason has a degree in engineering physics with a specialization in applied mathematics. In 1997 he conducted a series of tests in space on the Canadian Microgravity Vibration Mount, an instrument which he designed to counter the effects of spacecraft vibrations on fluid science experiments.

Dave Williams has done research in neurophysiology and is an emergency physician. In 1998 he participated in Neurolab, a complex life science mission to study the effects of microgravity on the nervous system. He is the first Canadian to have lived and worked in both orbiting and undersea laboratories.

Julie Payette is an electrical engineer with a master's degree in computer engineering. During a ten-day mission in 1999, she operated the Canadarm while in orbit and became the first Canadian to board the International Space Station She is currently Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency.

This "open-faced" booklet of 8 self-adhesive round stamps is enhanced with gold foil and a shining silver star. Also available as First Day Cover duo below.

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Astronaut Stamps FDC Duo

Canadian astronauts

Canadian astronauts

Astronaut First Day Cover Duo.

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