Photo: Marc Garneau, MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie, asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
MONTREAL — Exactly 25 years after Canada's first astronaut captured this country's imagination by blasting into space, the country celebrates another extra-terrestrial milestone this week with a unique spectacle planned by Canada's first space tourist.
Marc Garneau wound up on cereal boxes and had schools named for him after Oct. 5, 1984, when the young naval officer began an eight-day mission on the now-infamous Space Shuttle Challenger.
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My Comment: I cannot believe that it has been 25 years.