On Monday, December 14, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect live from Houston, Texas, with students from St-Bernard College in Drummondville, Quebec. This Skype session is meant to raise the students' awareness of science and technology, but also to discuss Saint-Jacques' journey to becoming an astronaut and space exploration.
On Monday, December 14, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect via Skype with students from CW Perry School in Airdrie, Alberta. He will answer their questions about living and working in space, his journey to becoming an astronaut as well as his work and training.
On December 9, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will connect live from Houston, Texas, with Grade 9 students from Florence Hallock School in Edmonton, Alberta. During a question and answer session via Skype, he will speak about space with the students, who are passionate about the Red Planet and involved in a Mars colonization project.
On December 9, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will connect via Skype live from Houston, Texas, with students from Thornwood Public School in Mississauga, Ontario. During a question and answer session, he will speak about space with students in Grades 3 and 4, who are learning about robotics, plants and soil, and Mars colonization.
On December 2nd, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will connect with students from Harrowsmith Public School in South Frontenac, Ontario. During a question and answer session via Skype live from Houston, he will speak about his astronaut journey and space to these grade 5, 6 and 7 students who are passionate about science and the solar system.
On December 2nd, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect with students from Saint-Jean-Baptiste School in Val-David, Quebec. During this activity which will celebrate six years of robotics at Saint-Jean-Baptiste School, he will answer students' questions with regards to robotics, being an astronaut, and space exploration.
The launch of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply craft to the International Space Station is planned for December 3, 2015, at approximately 5:55 PM (EST). Cygnus will be captured by Canadarm2 when it arrives at the Station on December 6. Cygnus's cargo includes two Canadian experiments: MARROW and Vascular Echo.
Below is a list of the Canadian companies with which the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has entered into Contribution Agreements, as well as a short description of their respective research and development (R&D) projects. The total CSA contribution to the six projects is $1.6 million; the maximum contribution per project is up to $300,000 and all agreements are valid for 24 months. The total amount of Canadian government assistance (federal, provincial and municipal) per project cannot exceed 75 percent.
Canada is a vast country with unique weather patterns that create challenges for communities from coast-coast-coast. Today the Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East announced that six Canadian companies will partner with German companies to undertake research to better understand environmental conditions so that Canadians can be better prepared for major events such as droughts and forest fires.
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