Canadian astronaut tells students their generation will get to touch Mars Vancouver Sun

With his historic career as an astronaut likely drawing to a close, Marc Garneau spent precious moments in orbit Saturday telling a group of Canadian youngsters that their generation will follow him on unprecedented adventures in space. “Within my lifetime, and certainly within your lifetime, we’re going to send humans to Mars,” Garneau told about 75 young people in a satellite exchange from the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour.