Astronaut/Aquanaut Dave Williams, hosted by Adam Rozenhart.
Saskatchewan born Dave Williams, has flown to space twice, once on the shuttle Columbia and once on Endeavor, logging over thirteen million kilometers in space and over seventeen hours of spacewalks (he set a Canadian record for the total number of spacewalks). He became the first non-American to hold a senior management position within NASA. He also became the first Canadian to have lived and worked in space and in the ocean, as he completed an underwater research mission dedicated to assessing new ways to deliver medical care to a remote location, as would be done on a long space flight, and he also performed surgery in zero gravity.
His upcoming book with us—Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe (on-sale October 30) is an uplifting, life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience, and living life to the fullest. Dave’s philosophy truly is to not waste a moment of life.
Dave Williams is the former Director of Space & Life Sciences at NASA, astronaut, aquanaut, cancer survivor, jet pilot, ER doctor, scientist, hospital CEO, AND children’s book author (with Annick Press). He was part of the same training class as both Chris Hadfield and Governor General, Julie Payette, and was on missions with his friend and fellow astronaut, Scott Kelly. He currently lives in Oakville, Ontario with his wife Cathy (who is a pilot).
This event is presented in partnership with TELUS World of Science and Simon & Schuster Canada.
Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door.