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Canadian Space Agency

Exploration

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
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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Exploration

Roberta Bondar

Episode 3

The first Canadian woman and first neurologist to go to space reflects on her exciting career and why she’s focused on planet Earth.

  • 39 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

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CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques receives spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston.

Exploration

Preparing for launch

A conversation with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who is getting ready to travel to the International Space Station 

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  • 8 minutes

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A terrain model of a portion of Northeast Greenland National Park

Mapping

Satellites produce new ultra-precise topographic map of Earth

German satellites TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X spent five years orbiting Earth in close formation to create 3D global map of unprecedented accuracy 

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  • 1 minutes
Steve, atmospheric phenomenon

Environment

Meet the aurora chaser who named an atmospheric phenomenon “Steve”

It started as an in-joke among aurora enthusiasts, but the discovery of "Steve" is making waves in the atmospheric science community 

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  • 4 minutes
The Curiosity Rover on Mars

Science & Tech

Watch NASA’s Curiosity Rover sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to itself on Mars

August 5, 2016 marks four years since Curiosity landed on the red planet

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  • 1 minutes
A starlit scene in Banff National Park, part of the Skyglow project

Travel

New multimedia project reveals the beauty of the unpolluted night sky

The Skyglow Project is the result of a three-year journey across North America to photograph the stars, raising awareness of the problem of light pollution

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  • 3 minutes