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Canadian Space Agency head to step down
Posted: Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 7:15 AM ET (1215 GMT)
MacLean, Steven (NASA) The president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will resign at the end of the month to take a position with a new research institute, the agency announced Tuesday. Steve MacLean will leave the agency on February 1 to take a position in a new venture in Waterloo, Ontario, established by Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of technology company RIM, to perform research and development work in the field of quantum physics. MacLean, who has been president of the CSA since 2008, is a former astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions.
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