Following the news that the Canadian Space Agency and NASA have signed the Gateway Treaty — confirming Canada’s role in the Lunar Gateway space station and securing a spot for a Canadian astronaut on a mission around the moon — Mike Greenley shared with The Canadian Press what this means for inspiring the next generation of Canadian innovators and explorers.

It’s been clearly demonstrated that the motivation of youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math and STEM professions has been inspired by astronauts in the space program.

Mike Greenley, CEO, MDA