The Canadian Space Agency is on a better footing as Sylvain Laporte leaves

CSA President Sylvain Laporte and His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Chairman of @uaespaceagency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Cooperation in the Exploration and Peaceful Use of Space. Also in the picture are His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, top right and ISED Minister Navdeep Bains. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

Today is not only Sylvain Laporte's last day as President of the Canadian Space Agency, it's his last day working for government. He's worked in service to Canada for nearly three decades, including the military. And while he's retiring from government today and doing "retirement kind of things," he's not done working yet. First he'll take some time off and then evaluate what opportunities might interest him, though it's unlikely he'll sign-on to any full time work. SpaceQ spoke to Mr. Laporte on Friday, September 4th to get a sense of what he thought had been accomplished in his time at the CSA.

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About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive Inc. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 28 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.