On October 19, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, to take part in an announcement related to science research on board the International Space Station (ISS).
Today, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques was at Inuksuk High School, in Nunavut, to present a new educational activity as part of the Canada from Space giant floor map initiative. This activity is the first of a series of five geared towards northern communities.
On October 17, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit, Nunavut, to present an educational tool designed to help students better understand the role space and satellites play in their daily lives.
On October 15, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be in Jasper, Alberta, the world's largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve, to take part in the town's Dark Sky Festival. Members of the public will hear him discuss about space exploration, astronomy and the career of astronaut.
From October 11 to 13, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be in Mississauga and Toronto, Ontario, to meet with students and members of the general public. He will give presentations about his journey and what it takes to become an astronaut, and take part in a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Trek Talk series.
On September 23 and 24, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be in Kingston, Ontario, to meet with university students and the public. He will also tour his alma mater, the Royal Military College of Canada, for the 25th anniversary of the Space Science program from which he graduated.
The Government of Canada recognizes the valuable contributions of the nation's researchers as they continue to explore new frontiers in science. Today, Canadian-built technology launched on board a NASA spacecraft that is en route to a mysterious asteroid named Bennu.
The OSIRIS-REx mission is scheduled to launch on September 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) contribution is an advanced laser system known as the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA). The mission will help answer fundamental questions about how our solar system formed and how life began, and it will give us a better understanding of one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids known to humanity.
In early September, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School in Calgary will become the first Canadian high school to fly experiments onboard a stratospheric balloon as part of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) Stratos Program. These students will join fellow Canadian scientists and university-level students to test and validate technologies that could lead to tomorrow's innovations.