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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» 

International, Science and Technology

Tension mounts as Juno probe nears Jupiter

Exploring the giant gas planet-critical manoeuvring It’s an extremely ambitious project. The space probe Juno has been travelling for years outward bound from Earth, heading toward Jupiter. The only solar powered spacecraft sent to the outer reaches of the solar» 

Science and Technology

Canadian science experiments headed for space

When the Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply craft sets off from Cape Canaveral on its way to the International Space Station shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, it will carry in its cargo two Canadian science experiments. And Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canadian to release first album recorded in space

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will launch his first album on October 9th, 2015 calling it “Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can.” Hadfield wowed earthlings with live transmissions of him singing while he was commander of the International Space»