Canadian Space Agency President Reflects on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Marc Garneau President of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) today addressed the press to reflect on the impacts of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) Report on the Canadian Space Program.

"The CSA has confidence that NASA will be guided by the report and will take the steps required to implement the recommendations to ensure a safe return to human flight" said Mr. Garneau. "Today we are reaffirming our commitment to honor the extraordinary efforts that we, as human beings, have undertaken to explore space to better understand our planet, its evolution and our place in the universe."

Mr Garneau also acknowledged the work and dedication of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and the NASA personnel who greatly contributed to the report.

As a key partner in the International Space Station, the CSA is committed to working closely with its international partners to promote the peaceful use and development of space, to advance the knowledge of space through science and to ensure that space science and technology provide social and economic benefits for all of humanity.

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