Inspiring the next generation of Canadian astronauts
June 9, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Space Agency
The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, joined Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut David Saint-Jacques today at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) in Ottawa to unveil the Canada from Space Giant Floor Map.
The Canada from Space maps and teaching tools will be available to schools across Canada to help students to better understand the important role space and Earth Observation satellites play in their daily lives.
The maps and teaching tools will also strengthen students' geographical knowledge by locating on the map unique images of Canada taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station.
This project is part of a collaboration between CASM, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and the CSA.
This investment is aligned with the "Inspiring Canadians" principle of motivating young Canadians to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, as outlined in Canada's Space Policy Framework.
Canadian Space Agency
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