The Canadian Space Agency created the Health Beyond initiative to leverage our country's expertise in healthcare, medical research and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. The initiative is designed to identify and develop innovative, relevant, and sustainable solutions to healthcare challenges experienced by astronauts on deep-space missions. The information gathered as part of this initiative will also help Canadians living in remote or isolated locations.
On November 26, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen will tour the new exhibition on Earth observation at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Select children and media will be invited to accompany Jeremy on the tour.
On November 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the Canadian Space Agency will hold a virtual technical briefing about Canada's role in the James Webb Space Telescope, the most important space observatory of the next decade.
The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever built, is targeted to launch on December 18, 2021 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Media are invited to register their interest to attend the launch.
Immersive virtual reality (VR) technology has transformed the entertainment industry and now has the potential to become a game-changer on how we experience space exploration. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that Montreal's Felix & Paul Studios is receiving a contribution worth $482,607 from the Canadian Space Agency to further develop VR camera technology that could capture and transmit high-quality footage from future international missions to the Moon and other deep-space destinations.
The Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) Junior Astronaut Camp starts today! Between now and Friday, 52 young people from across Canada will virtually join astronauts, engineers and scientists from the CSA for an exciting week of space training.
On June 10, 2021, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen will speak to students from Maupeltuewey Kina’matno’kuom School in Membertou and Eskasoni Elementary & Middle School. These schools won this visit from an astronaut through the Junior Astronauts campaign. Jeremy Hansen will share his story, talk about his career as an astronaut, and answer their questions.
Canada is paving the way for its participation in humanity's return to the Moon. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced Canada's intent to enter into a contract with Brampton-based company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) to design, manufacture, test, and deliver robotics interfaces that will allow Canadarm3 to operate on the Lunar Gateway.
As many countries prepare for humanity's return to the Moon, there is great potential for Canadian entrepreneurs and scientists to advance lunar science and technology, and be part of the highly competitive global supply chain to the Moon.