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Canada at the Emmys with Space Explorers: The ISS Experience

Canada has become known as a major player in film and television and this latest Emmy-winning immersive series reflects that record. The 4-part series Space Explorers: The ISS Experience not only tells the story about space cooperation between countries but does so in a completely unique way –through virtual reality. Montreal-based production company Felix & […]

October 26, 2021

Canada-U.S. Space Cooperation: A Visit from NASA Astronaut Colonel Raja Chari

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Roscosmos (Russia), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) participate jointly in the International Space Station (ISS), a research laboratory that orbits the Earth. Canadian space robotics, including Canadarm2 and Dextre, were used to assemble […]

December 10, 2020

U.S. Space Leadership: A Canadian Perspective

A leader must be many things, but most importantly he or she must inspire and enable others to accomplish common goals. In space, there is an obvious leader. As a Canadian Space Agency astronaut and serving member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, I work at the Johnson Space Center in lockstep with my American […]

February 24, 2020

Congratulations to our Newest Astronauts!

  Last Friday, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts Jenni Sidey-Gibbons and Joshua Kutryk celebrated the end of their basic training, along with their NASA classmates, during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Their class was the first to be supervised and mentored by a Canadian astronaut, Jeremy Hansen. Canadian Space Agency representatives and Rachel McCormick, Consul General […]

January 15, 2020

Celebrating World Space Week

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated the week of October 4-10 “World Space Week” to celebrate the shared connections around the world made possible by space travel and exploration. These dates were chosen arbitrarily, but commemorate the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik, on October 4, 1957, and the signing of what […]

October 11, 2019

RADARSAT Constellation Mission Launches

What does an authentic celebration of Canadian space capabilities look like? Like this. On June 12, the Canadian Space Agency successfully launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) from the Vandenberg U.S. Air Force Base in California in collaboration with Canadian company Maxar-MDA and SpaceX. On the day of the launch, everyone was energetic and excited […]

June 20, 2019

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