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Astronauts Say Happy Canada Day!

by Nancy Atkinson July 1, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter On 1 July, Canadians celebrate Canada Day, which honors the day the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act united three colonies into a single country. Astronauts both past and present send their greetings today: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took […]

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Last Chance: Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ Video Coming Down Soon

by Elizabeth Howell May 13, 2014

After one turn around the sun, it’s time for Chris Hadfield’s ultimate space music video to go to that great graveyard in the sky. The astronaut tweeted earlier today (May 13) that singer David Bowie gave permission for Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” to be online for a year, and that the video is coming down today. […]

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You’re In A Spacesuit, Blind. This Astronaut Survived It And Explains What He Did Next

by Elizabeth Howell March 20, 2014

“There is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So with that old astronaut principle in mind, what is the best reaction to take when your eyes become blinded while you’re working on the International Space Station, in no more protection than with a spacesuit? The always eloquent Canadian (retired) astronaut Chris […]

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Robots And Astronauts Feature In First Glimpse of Canada’s New Space Policy

by Elizabeth Howell February 7, 2014

About six years ago, the Canadarm — Canada’s iconic robotic arm used in space — was almost sold to a company in the United States, along with other space technology from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. The Canadian government blocked the sale and swiftly came out with a promise: a space policy to better support Canada’s industry. […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – December 27, 2013: Year in Review & Looking Forward

by Fraser Cain December 27, 2013

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: +Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein), David Dickinson (@Astroguyz), Pamela Gay (@starstryder) Big thanks to Nicole Gugliucci (@noisyastronomer) for doing a wonderful job producing this past year! Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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