Christopher Gainor


Chris Gainor is a historian of technology and writer specializing in space exploration and aeronautics. He is the author of four books, and his writings have appeared in various specialty publications and Canadian newspapers.

He holds a PhD in the history of technology from the University of Alberta, and has taught history at the University of Victoria and at CFB Esquimalt for the Royal Military College of Canada.

He is currently writing a history of the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA.

Chris is International Space Programs Editor for Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly. He is Second Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

His other historical interests include the United States, the Soviet Union, and Canada. Chris is also known for bringing history alive through his appearances as Sir Winston Churchill.

During his years as a journalist, Chris wrote extensively on health care and public affairs, and he won a National Newspaper Award for his work. Chris has also worked in communications in government and in the non-profit sector. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

Chris Gainor’s Canadian Space Blog

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Read about Chris’ high-flying book and an appearance as Churchill.


Historian, writer