Tomorrow, The Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, will make an important space research partnership announcement that will benefit the everyday lives of Canadians.
Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet (Elmwood-Transcona) today announced funding projects at five Canadian universities to analyze and compile measurements collected by NASA's Soil and Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite.
Today, Industry Minister James Moore announced the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a contract to L-3 MAPPS for simulator systems used to train astronauts and flight controllers to operate Canadarm2 and Dextre, Canada's contribution to the International Space Station (ISS).
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.
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