I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people.
I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in for example the International Space Station we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization NASA.
The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example medical and materials research and satellite communications.
I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
Canada's a huge country so to be able to unite the country through communication satellite technology or to be able to observe it through remote sensing technology from space is a natural fit for a country like Canada.