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First Canadian Astronaut To Be On Hand At Robotics Open House, Thursday

Tuesday October 9th, 2012, 3:00pm


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In 1984, Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space and during his fifteen years as an astronaut, flew on three space missions and logged over 677 hours in space.

Garneau will be the guest of honour at the Windsor Public Library on Thursday afternoon when National Science and Technology Week kicks off in Windsor.

The open house at the Library will feature High School robotics teams taking on the Windsor Express basketball team in a three-point shoot off, grade school LEGO robotics, Science City, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Windsor Police bomb-squad robot, University of Windsor and St. Clair College, and other industry and community partners.

Garneau, now a Liberal Member of Parliament, will join MPP Teresa Piruzza in announcing a $165,100 grant to the WEtech Alliance for the creation of three programs designed to foster and grow technology innovation in Windsor Essex.

The free, public event starts Thursday at 1pm at the Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library, located at 850 Ouellette Avenue, and runs until 4pm.

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