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Rocket Man

Feb 10, 2010

Canadian astronaut and U of C engineering alumni Robert Thirsk recently returned to Calgary to pick up a degree awarded to him while he orbited the planet. Thirsk is the Canadian with the distinction of having spent the most time in space after living aboard the International Space Station for six months. Read on as he plugs Canadian involvement in space exploration in this CBC story, touching on the Neuro Arm, an advanced robotic instrument that allows augments surgeon’s dexterity for incredibly precise brain surgeries. The Neuro Arm program is based out of Calgary’s Foothill’s Hospital and is headed up by TEDxYYC speaker Dr. Garnette Sutherland.

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