Today, the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of Sport and Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, announced support for Canada's robotics system on board the International Space Station (ISS). MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) in Brampton will design, develop and update camera technology for Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System.
Since Curiosity landed on Mars in 2012, the Canadian-built Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) has been studying the planet's rocks and soil. It has contributed significantly to some of the mission's top science breakthroughs, including the discovery that ancient Mars could have had the right chemistry for microbial life.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has selected four new science experiments to be conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS), beginning in the fall 2015. The four studies were picked for their relevance to medical and health issues stemming from space travel (the CSA's top priority for ISS science), and for the benefits they offer for life on Earth.
Industry Minister James Moore was joined today in Ottawa by Commander Chris Hadfield and astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques where he announced Canada's commitment to fly two Canadian astronauts to space by 2024.
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), is pleased to announce that 21 high-tech companies received research and development (R&D) funding via the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP).
On May 29, 2015, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) will visit COM DEV International Ltd. to announce an important investment in space research and development.
On May 13, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be in Sackville, New Brunswick, to meet with some 700 students, including Canada-Wide Science Fair finalists. He will speak about his journey, what it takes to become an astronaut and will touch on life in space.
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