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Chris Hadfield On Space-y $5 Bill: ‘It Reminds Us That Our Dreams Do Not Have A Limit’

by Elizabeth Howell November 7, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter In Canada, “gimme five” could soon have a space connotation. Today the country announced it is preparing to put new polymer $5 bills into circulation that feature Canadian robotics and an astronaut. At the official circulation ceremony near Montreal, Que. was […]

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Space Robotics Dominate New $5 Bill in Canada

by Elizabeth Howell April 30, 2013

In a world first, Canada’s Chris Hadfield unveiled a new money note — while in space. Hadfield spun a fiver before the camera Tuesday as part of a ceremony to announce new $5 and $10 bills that will be distributed in Canada this year. The $5 bill will feature two pieces of Canadian technology that helped […]

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Robotics Refueling Research Scores Huge Leap at Space Station

by Ken Kremer March 24, 2012

A combined team of American and Canadian engineers has taken a major first step forward by successfully applying new, first-of-its-kind robotics research conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to the eventual repair and refueling of high value orbiting space satellites, and which has the potential to one day bring about billions of dollars in […]

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Robot Works on Repairs While ISS Astronauts Sleep

by Nancy Atkinson September 8, 2011

If it turns out that astronauts do have to leave the International Space Station unmanned, at least Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic handyman, will be there to take care of things until humans return. Above is a sped-up video showing the work done recently by Dextre, replacing a faulty circuit-breaker box outside the station. […]

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