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Six Degrees of Freedom: Opportunities met. Risks taken. Lessons learned.

Six Degrees of Freedom: Opportunities met. Risks taken. Lessons learned.

by Peter Carlisle Hughes


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Octogenarian aerospace engineer Peter Hughes identified 6 critical points in his life at which an important decision was required, and where the rest of his life could have been quite different, depending on that decision. In every case, he was completely free to make the decision.

In Six Degrees of Freedom, Hughes reflects on a full lifetime, including several work environments, his contributions to the aerospace industry (including work on the Canadarm), a passion for applied mathematics, family life, business and entrepreneurship, travel experience, and medical science. In so doing, and through his wry humor, he provides the reader thoughtful insight and useful life and career lessons.

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ISBN-13: 9781525588563
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 06/16/2021
Pages: 438
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Peter Carlisle Hughes has been a
professional engineer (PEng) in the Province
of Ontario since 1964. He is a Fellow of the
Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute
(CASI) [Chairman, Toronto Branch, 1977-
1978], a Fellow of the American Institute of
Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), 2008
[all American nominators], and a Fellow of
the Canadian Academy of Engineering. In
addition, he has received the Casey Baldwin
Award, from CASI for the best paper
published in the CASI Journal during 1983;
the Cockburn Professorship from the UofT
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering,
1986-1991; the Alouette Award
(CASI) ". . . for outstanding contributions to
advancement in Canadian space technology,
application, science and engineering," 2006;
and the John Chapman Award from the Canadian
Space Agency, 2007 ". . . for tremendous impact
on Canadian space technology."

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