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Steve MacLean

Steve MacLean

Status: Retired
12/14/1954 –
Nationality: Canadian
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/22/1992
Last Flight: 9/9/2006

Steven Glenwood MacLean FRCGS (born December 14, 1954) is a Canadian astronaut.
MacLean served as a Mission Specialist on STS-115, which launched on September 9, 2006, and returned on September 21, 2006. He became the first Canadian to operate the robotic arm Canadarm2. On September 13, he performed his first spacewalk, a 7-hour EVA to activate the solar panels on the P3/4 truss – the second Canadian to do so, after Chris Hadfield.

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Canadian Space Agency

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CSA

Founded: 1990

Country: CAN

The Canadian Space Agency was established by the Canadian Space Agency Act which received Royal Assent on May 10, 1990.

The Canadian space program is administered by the Canadian Space Agency. Canada has contributed technology, expertise and personnel to the world space effort, especially in collaboration with ESA and NASA. In addition to its astronauts and satellites, some of the most notable Canadian technological contributions to space exploration include the Canadarm on the Space Shuttle and Canadarm2 on the International Space Station.

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