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Steven Glenwood MacLean Status: Active. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Mission Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Three. Birth Date: 14 December 1954. Birth City: Ottawa. Birth State: Ontario. Birth Country: Canada. Nationality: Canadian. Group: 1996 NASA Group. Date Selected: 05 December 1983. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 9.87 days.

Selected Aug 1996; he had been Payload Specialist on STS-52 Mission LAGEOS-2 (responsible for the Space Visions System).

NASA Official Biography

NAME: Steven (Steve) Glenwood MacLean (Ph.D.)
CSA Astronaut (Mission Specialist Candidate)

Born December 14, 1954, in Ottawa, Ontario. Married to Nadine Wielgopolski of Hull, Quebec. They have three children. He enjoys hiking, canoeing, flying, parachuting, gymnastics.

Attended primary and secondary schools in Ottawa. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Physics in 1977 and a Doctorate in Physics in 1983 from York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Honorary Fellow of Norman Bethune College of York University (1988). President of the Board of Directors for the Mont Megantic Observatory project.

In 1977, he received the President's Award at York University (Murray G. Ross Award). He is recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Post Graduate Scholarship in 1980, two Ontario Graduate Scholarships, one in 1981 and the other in 1982, and a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1983. In 1993, he received a doctorate (Honoris causa) from the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in Quebec, a Doctorate of Science (Honoris causa) from York University in Toronto, and a Doctorate of Science (Honoris causa) from Acadia University in Halifax.

In 1974-76, Dr. MacLean worked in sports administration and public relations at York University. In 1976-77, he was a member of the Canadian National Gymnastics Team. He taught part-time at York University from 1980-83. In 1983, he became a visiting scholar at Stanford University under Nobel Laureate A.L. Shalow. He is a laser-physicist, and his research has included work on electro-optics, laser-induced fluorescence of particles and crystals and multi-photon laser spectroscopy.

In December 1983, Dr. MacLean was one of six astronauts selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He began astronaut training in February 1984 and, in December 1985, was designated as the Canadian Payload Specialist to fly with the CANEX-2 set of Canadian experiments in space. His mission, STS-52, took place October 22 to November 1, 1992.

From 1988 to 1991, he was Astronaut Adviser to the Strategic Technologies in Automation & Robotics Program (STEAR).

From 1987 to 1993, he was Program Manager of the Advanced Space Vision System (SVS). In July 1992, NASA agreed to outfit the shuttle fleet with an operational version of the Orbiter Space Vision System (OSVS) which will give eyes to the Canadarm on board the space shuttle, and the Advanced Vision Unit (AVU) which will be used with the Mobile Servicing System (MSS). The MSS is Canada's contribution to the International Space Station. He was Program Manager for the OSVS until his interim assignment, in July 1993, to a collateral duty as Science Advisor for the International Space Station.

In 1993, he became an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.

In April 1994, he was appointed Acting Director-General of the Canadian Astronaut Program. In July 1996 he was selected to attend NASA's Astronaut Candidate Training at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.


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