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Terranauts

65 EpisodesProduced by SpaceQWebsite

When most people think about space they think of astronauts, names like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Chris Hadfield are familiar to an awful lot of people. But for every astronaut that makes it to space there are legions of smart, dedicated, and interesting people who plan, design, build and ope… read more

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This Terranaut would have worked for free

His love for space was so strong that he joked that when he was interviewed to be one of the first people at a new space organization, that he was willing to work for free. 

That was what Gilles Leclerc told Iain Christie in this weeks Terranauts podcast. He was one of the first five employees at the Canadian Space Agency.

Leclerc has been working at the Canadian Space Agency for almost as long as there has been a Canadian Space Agency. He has held, or acted in, just about every management position all the way up to President. He has had a front row seat for just about all of Canada's big moments in space since the early 1990's. Join Iain for a conversation about what it has been like to be a self-described "ordinary person" that has spent a career going to space in extraordinary ways … without ever leaving the planet.


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