We will be spending the evening discussing issues in our galaxy and beyond with retired Canadian Space Engineer. Glen Campbell.
CANADA’S REALLY COOL SPACE PROGRAM
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield achieved rock star status during his stay on the International Space Station. However Canada’s space program is much more than astronauts and the robot Canada Arms on the Space Shuttle and the Space Station.
Canada was the first country in the world to have a domestic satellite communication system. Other achievements include the RADARSAT earth observation satellites, our own space telescope, instruments in space that monitor pollution in the atmosphere, instruments on Mars, and many other scientific studies in space.
Glen spent 20 years at a Project Manager with the Canadian Space Agency.
He was responsible for space science projects that flew on the Space Shuttle, satellites, rockets, and high-altitude balloons. He has also flown extensively on NASA’s KC-135 zero-gravity aircraft, “the Vomit Comet.”
One of his projects went to Mars on a Japanese satellite, and another was Canada’s space telescope. One of his projects, a high-altitude scientific balloon, was shot at by both Canadian and Russian aircraft.
He graduated in engineering physics at the University of British Columbia, and did graduate work in aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington.
COST; This will be a potluck and all participants should bring a main dish, veggie dish or salad. They may also choose to give a $15 donation in lieu of the dish to help us with our basic costs. OIC will provide all utensils and drinks.
PLEASE NO NUTS of any kind as there are nut allergies.
All newcomers to Canada are always our speciaL guests and the prupose behind these dinner parties. Whoever you are...Please join us! :)