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Astronaut signs as Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies spokesperson

Canadian astronaut Steve MacLean has signed-on as a spokesperson for the Montreal-based Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies. He will participate in various awareness and fundraising initiatives undertaken by the organization.

MacLean flew as a specialist on two space shuttle missions in 1992 and 2006. He was also chief science advisor for the International Space Station and president of the Canadian Space Agency. MAcLean is currently an associate professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing of the University of Waterloo.

"I have always been involved in health research, when I was an astronaut and still today," said MacLean. "As part of my two missions in space, it was part of the focus of my energy and passion. Now that I am supporting my wife Nadine through her journey as a caregiver for her mom who is affected by Alzheimer's, I understand the importance of bringing my personal contribution."

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