Publisher: ECW Press
Dr. Dave Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, pilot, emergency physician, scientist and CEO. He has flown to space twice, once on the space shuttle Columbia and once on Endeavour, logging over thirteen million kilometres in space and over seventeen hours of spacewalks. He holds the Canadian spacewalking record and was the first Canadian to have lived and worked on the world’s only undersea research habitat. He has written eight books and is the recipient of six honorary degrees, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Ontario. After his first spaceflight he was chosen to be the Director of the Space & Life Sciences Directorate at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas while concurrently serving as the Deputy Associate Administrator of the Office of Spaceflight at NASA Headquarters. Since retiring, he is currently the CEO of Leap Biosystems.