An Astronaut for Parliament

What kind of a nation even thinks about electing an astronaut to high government office?

Following in the spaceboots of John Glenn, who orbited Earth before launching himself into politics, Marc Garneau, Canada's first astronaut and the head of the Canadian Space Agency, is expected to "run for the Liberal Party" in Canada's next federal election. Should be interesting. Garneau became the first Canadian in space when he flew into orbit aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1984.

(And that's my Thanksgiving post: I'm off for turkey, trimmings, pie and football... Cheers, all!)

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