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Astronaut inputs information into onboard computer

People & Culture

Canadian businessperson Mark Pathy blasts into space on private mission

March 30 is the launch date! The Montreal-born investor and philanthropist will complete a 10-day mission that combines bucket-list trip with research and environmental agenda 

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space

Articles

A person in a space suit and helmet stands in front of a rocky, dry landscape on Devon Island

Science & Tech

Now you can virtually explore “Mars on Earth” in Google Street View

A new Google project zeroes in on Canada’s Devon Island, the most Mars-like environment on Earth

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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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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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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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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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Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

People & Culture

From the prairies to the North Pole to NASA: Remembering Dean Hadley

Dean Hadley was the youngest member of the crew that first navigated the Northwest Passage west to east in 1940. He passed away last Friday at the age of 98.

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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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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.

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Aurora borealis light up the night over Waterbury Lake in northern Saskatchewan

Environment

The hidden force field that rules our world

In this exclusive excerpt from her new book 'The Spinning Magnet,' Alanna Mitchell explains why we should know and care about Earth's electromagnetic field 

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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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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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