Chris Gainor is a historian and writer specializing in the history of technology. He is the author of the recently published book, Who Killed the Avro Arrow? He also wrote Canada in Space: The People & Stories Behind Canada’s Role in the Exploration of Space, and Arrows to the Moon, which tells the story of the Canadian and British engineers from Avro Canada who made a major contribution to putting U.S. astronauts on the Moon. Chris is also writing a history of the early rocket and space pioneers of the 20th century. His writings have been published in Spaceflight, Quest, and in various newspapers in Canada.
He holds a M.S. degree and a B.A. degree and is currently a graduate student in history at the University of Alberta. Chris has worked as a history instructor at the University of Victoria. His other historical interests include the United States, the Soviet Union, and Western Canada.
Chris is International Space Programs Editor for Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly and is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
During his years as a journalist, Chris wrote extensively on health care and public affairs and won a National Newspaper Award for his work. Chris has also worked in public relations in government and in the non-profit sector. He carries on his academic, writing, and communications work in Victoria, B.C.