On February 8, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will connect live from Houston, Texas, with students from St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in Aurora, Ontario. During this activity, which will inspire students and make them better aware of science and technology, he will speak about his journey as an astronaut and space exploration.
On February 1st, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will connect with students from Oakville Christian School in Oakville, Ontario. During a question and answer session via Skype live from Houston, Texas, he will speak about his astronaut journey and space exploration.
On February 1, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will connect with students from High Level Public School in High Level, Alberta. During a question and answer session via Skype live from Houston, he will speak about his astronaut journey and life in space.
On January 27, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect with students from British Columbia for two sessions via Skype live from Houston, Texas. During this activity, he will answer students' questions about living and working on the International Space Station, careers in space and being an astronaut.
A contract to develop a new advanced space vision system that will be mounted on Dextre was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Minister Bains was joined by Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary, and Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne. The contract, worth $1.7 million, was awarded to Neptec Design Group Ltd. of Ottawa, Ontario, to develop the design for the system, which will be launched in 2020.
Along with the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan, Canada is a partner in the International Space Station (ISS), an orbiting research laboratory. Since its first module was launched in 1998, the ISS has circled the globe 16 times per day at 28,000 km/h at an average altitude of 370 km, covering a distance equivalent to the Moon and back daily. The Station is about as big as five NHL hockey rinks, and has as much living space as a five-bedroom house.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will visit the CSA for the first time on January 7, at which time he will announce an innovation in Canadian space technology.
Canada is partnering with NASA on OSIRIS-REx, the first US-led mission to return a sample from an asteroid to Earth. Since asteroids are made from primal material left over after planets formed, the mission will help scientists investigate the formation of our planets and solar system, the origin of water and organic material on Earth, and improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth. OSIRIS-REx marks the first time Canada is participating in an international mission to return an extraterrestrial sample to Earth.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has delivered a sophisticated laser-based mapping system, its contribution to a NASA mission that will be Canada's first international attempt to bring a sample of an asteroid to Earth. NASA's Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission will study Bennu, an asteroid that has the potential to impact the Earth in the late 2100s. It is Canada's first international mission to return a sample from an asteroid to Earth.
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