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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on “The Apollo Murders,” his thrilling novel of the Space Race

Episode 21

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses how his own experiences in space informed his first novel, a classic Cold War-era spy thriller 

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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

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Landsat Island off the coast of Labrador

Science & Tech

Watch: The Canadian island named after a satellite

A video by NASA’s Earth Observatory blog reveals the little-known history of tiny Landsat Island — and the Canadian woman who helped discover it 

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Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 moon landing

Exploration

Man on the moon: celebrating Buzz Aldrin

Legendary Canadian underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis reflects on his friendship with astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing

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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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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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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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A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of Devon Ice Cap – two subglacial lakes are lurking 750 m below the surface. Photo credit: Anja Rutishauser

Science & Tech

Super-salty lakes under Arctic ice cap could help in the search for extraterrestrial life

Conditions in isolated saline lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap could be similar to those on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, thought to be capable of supporting life 

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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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Partial solar eclipse October 23 2014

Science & Tech

How and where to see today’s solar eclipse

Here's how Canadians can watch the so-called "Great American Eclipse"

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Joshua Kutryk Jenni Sidey Canadian Space Agency astronauts

Science & Tech

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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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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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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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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