Chris Gainor

Christopher Gainor is a historian of technology and writer specializing in space exploration and aeronautics. He is the author of five 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 his history of the Hubble Space Telescope is due to be published later this year. His fifth book, The Bomb and America’s Missile Age, was  published in 2018.

Chris is Editor of Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly.

He is also Past 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. As well, Chris has taught history at the University of Victoria and at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt for the Royal Military College of Canada.

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., Canada.

Chris Gainor’s Canadian Space Blog.

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

A newspaper profile of Chris.