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Explōrātiōn: Relentlessly seeking knowledge with passion

Whether working in a research laboratory, clinic, spacecraft or undersea habitat curiosity driven science helps us learn about the world in which we live.

Canadian astronaut Dr. Dave Williams during second spacewalk, EVA2, of mission STS-118 replacing gyroscope on the International Space Station.

Dave was assigned as a spacewalker on STS-90 and performed three spacewalks during STS-118 helping build and maintain the International Space Station. He holds the Canadian spacewalking record and spent over 4 hours riding Canadarm 2 on his second spacewalk.

Performing telerobotic surgery during the NASA NEEMO-9 undersea mission to the Aquarius undersea research habitat. Photo by Dr. Dave Williams.
Living Undersea

in 2001 Dave became the first Canadian to have lived and worked in space and the ocean when he participated in the first NASA undersea mission to the Aquarius research habitat. In 2007 he was the commander of the NEEMO 9 mission.

Dr. Dave Williams and the crew of STS-90 during the Neurolab mission conducting neuroscience experiments in space.
Neuroscience in Space

STS-90, known as Neurolab, was a sixteen day research mission with 26 experiments focused on the most complex and least understood part of the body - the nervous system. NASA proposed the Neurolab mission in contribution to the Decade of the Brain.

Silhouette of Dr. Dave Williams visiting the Canadian Arctic with One Ocean Expeditions.
Arctic and Antarctic

Whether exploring space, the undersea world or the polar extremes on Earth, the beauty of our planet is captivating. In conjunction with One Ocean Expeditions, Dave has visited both polar regions sharing his experiences with fellow adventurers.

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