Biographies of International Astronauts


Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc


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Personal data

Birthdate:  23.02.1949
Birthplace:  Quebec City / Quebec
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  05.12.1983
Selection group:  CSA-1
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 31.01.2001


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41G Challenger  PS  05.10. - 13.10.1984 8d 05h 23m 
2  STS-77 Endeavour  MS  19.05. - 29.05.1996 10d 00h 39m 
3  STS-97 Endeavour  MS  01.12. - 11.12.2000 10d 19h 57m 
Total  29d 01h 59m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering physics from the Royal Military College of Kingston, 1970; Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1973; three honorary doctorate degrees; Captain Canadian Navy; was selected in 1983 for Space Team Canada; later NASA astronaut; hobbies: Flying, scuba diving, squash, tennis, car mechanics, home repairs, he sailed twice across the Atlantic in a 59-foot yawl with 12 other crewmen; in February 2001 he was appointed Executive Vice President, Canadian Space Agency; 22.11.2001 until 28.11.2005 President Canadian Space Agency (CSA); in 2005 he lost his bid to win a seat in the House of Commons for the liberal party; on 14.10.2008 he was elected to the Canadian Parliament; was Canadian Minister of Transport; since January 12,2021 Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs..

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