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Bjarni Tryggvason

Canadian - ( CSA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 21, 1945
Age: 73


Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study changes in the Earth's atmosphere.

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-85

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 7, 1997, 2:41 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

STS-85 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform multiple space science packages. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 7 August 1997.

Low Earth Orbit
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The Canadian Space Agency was established by the Canadian Space Agency Act which received Royal Assent on May 10, 1990. The Canadian space program is administered by the Canadian Space Agency. Canada has contributed technology, expertise and personnel to the world space effort, especially in collaboration with ESA and NASA. In addition to its astronauts and satellites, some of the most notable Canadian technological contributions to space exploration include the Canadarm on the Space Shuttle and Canadarm2 on the International Space Station.