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David Saint-Jacques

Episode 11

The Canadian Space Agency astronaut on the Zen-like experience of living in orbit, his groundbreaking spacewalk, and the low-tech way he knew he’d made it to space

  • 37 minutes
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October 2014

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RADARSAT constellation mission satellite at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency launches long-awaited satellite mission

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission will capture detailed images of Canada’s landmass, helping researchers track everything from drought to the impacts of climate change in the Arctic

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  • 2 minutes
An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station

Science & Tech

Canada is partnering with NASA to send humans to the moon

The federal government has announced a $2 billion investment in Canada’s space program, including a role in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project

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  • 3 minutes
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques in spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, Texas.

Science & Tech

How to train your astronaut

From enduring extreme isolation and psychological strain to operating high-tech robotics and undergoing an intense physical fitness regimen, here’s a glimpse at what it takes to head to space

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  • 6 minutes
Defying Limits, by astronaut Dave Williams

Science & Tech

Sneak preview: Defying Limits, by astronaut Dave Williams

A new memoir that unpacks the life of one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts, who’s also an aquanaut, doctor, CEO and cancer survivor 

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  • 8 minutes
A worker in a flightsuit makes adjustments to a satellite

Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency to launch new RADARSAT mission in November

The newest generation of the successful RADARSAT program will see three small satellites orbit Earth in tandem to provide detailed environmental data to Canadian researchers and government departments

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  • 2 minutes

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Meet Canada’s newest astronauts

Jenni Sidey and Joshua Kutryk, both from Alberta, were announced as Canada's 13th and 14th astronauts on Canada Day

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