Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Steve MacLean first travelled into space aboard space shuttle Columbia in October 1992. Fourteen years later, aboard space shuttle Atlantis, he became the second Canadian in history to perform a space walk. And in his official flying kit, MacLean packed a Royal Canadian Geographical Society pin to mark the importance of taking highresolution images of Canada's geological features fromspace and compiling them with satellite data to shed light on the impact of environmental problems, such as deforestation and global warming, on the land.
Please join The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in welcoming Steve MacLean as he describes the benefits of the new RADARSAT-2 satellite for environmental monitoring and resource management, and uses video and photography to illustrate his compelling stories of what it's like to orbit 400 kilometres above the Earth.
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“Nanuk, the Inuit word for polar bear, symbolizes the Arctic more than any other animal. Like the surrounding landscape, the polar bear is impressive in its sheer size and rugged beauty”
— Ian Stirling, Research Scientist Emeritus, Environment Canada