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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About the Author
Peter Carlisle Hughes has been aprofessional engineer (PEng) in the Provinceof Ontario since 1964. He is a Fellow of theCanadian Aeronautics & Space Institute(CASI) [Chairman, Toronto Branch, 1977-1978], a Fellow of the American Institute ofAeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), 2008[all American nominators], and a Fellow ofthe Canadian Academy of Engineering. Inaddition, he has received the Casey BaldwinAward, from CASI for the best paperpublished in the CASI Journal during 1983;the Cockburn Professorship from the UofTFaculty of Applied Science & Engineering,1986-1991; the Alouette Award(CASI) ". . . for outstanding contributions toadvancement in Canadian space technology,application, science and engineering," 2006;and the John Chapman Award from the Canadian Space Agency, 2007 ". . . for tremendous impacton Canadian space technology."