Bob McDonald

Photo of Bob McDonald with background of an astronaut in space

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructional Centre, Room 110
University of Toronto Mississauga (MAP)

There are astronauts and then there are space walkers. Only three Canadians have donned space suits and stepped into the void 400 km above the Earth to perform zero-G construction work on the International Space Station.

Cover of Canadian Spacewalkers book

Join the host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, and 2015 Snider Lecturer, Bob McDonald, LLD’15, as he tells the tales told by Chris Hadfield, Steve MacLean and Dave Williams about the years of training in the worlds largest swimming pool, fighting against a suit that doesn't want to bend, handling tools while wearing hockey gloves, all the while floating weightless in space with the most spectacular view imaginable of our planet passing below.

Bob will share stories of his own adventures on the ground riding some of the same equipment used for astronaut training. Get a taste of how much strength, stamina and focused determination it takes to take a walk in space.

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