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International, Science and Technology

Asteroid flyby: It was close, but the Earth is OK

It’s a large potato-shaped rock, roughly the size of a typical house. But it’s travelling at over 26,000 km/h relative to Earth’s speed. And although scientists were certain it posed no danger, it was a close shave in that it» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Exploring mysteries of space: Unique 3D space telescope opens in Canada

It’s far different looking than your typical idea of a telescope, and unlike most others, has no moving parts. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science» 

International, Science and Technology

Canadians start NASA astronaut school

As children across Canada and the US prepare to start back to school after the summer holidays, so too are a couple of very special Canadians. They are starting astronaut school this week at the Johnson Space Center in Houston,» 

International, Science and Technology

The mystery of “dark matter” ever so slightly illuminated.

The workings of the universe are so much mystery. One of the relatively recent discoveries or determinations was the presence of some mysterious entity occupying space. It was called dark matter in part because of its mysterious properties. Two Canadian» 

Economy, International, Science and Technology

Update:Canada chosen for new spaceport

It’s official Canada has been chosen for development of a new spaceport. An official press release today states, “Maritime Launch Services (MLS) Ltd., established in Halifax, is pleased to announce it has committed to a launch site location following a» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Rockets from Canada?

Almost everyone knows the name “Cape Canaveral” and its association with rockets and the space programme, but how about “Cape Canso”? An American group calling itself Maritime Launch Services came to the Nova Scotia community of Hazel Hill yesterday to» 

International, Science and Technology

Canada history: Jan 22, 1992 The first Canadian woman in space

It was on this day, the 22 of January 1992, that Roberta Bondar joined an extremely elite group. She blasted off as a payload specialist aboard the shuttle on STS-42 to become the first Canadian woman in space and the» 

International, Science and Technology

Aliens are there and they’re signaling….uh maybe

Two scientists at Laval University in the province of Quebec say they’ve detected signals from deep space that are “probably from aliens” EF Borra and E Trottier had their finding published in the journal Publications Astronomical Society of the Pacific» 

History, International, Science and Technology

History: Sept. 29, 1962 – Canada third country in space

It began as an ambitious project in the late 1950’s. It ended up pushing Canada into the top ranks of space technology. In the early morning of September 29, 1962, a rocket blasted off from from the US Vandenberg Air» 

International, Science and Technology

Canadian technology: To infinity..and beyond !

Well not quite,  but not only is Canadian technology is playing a vital role in a new space mission, but the unique effort is to send a probe into space and then have it come back. The mission and spacecraft»