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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth

It seems all so normal these many years later. Back in the summer of 1969, it was anything but. Space travel drew a lot of headlines back then. Now, not so much. You might have missed it, but the 50th »

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Canadian astronaut gives final press briefing before returning to Earth

After spending more than six months in space, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth on Monday, June 24. As he is getting ready to leave, Saint-Jacques gave a final press briefing on Wednesday morning on the International Space »

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Canadian astronaut catches SpaceX capsule using Canadarm

A SpaceX shipment sent Saturday to the International Space Station was intercepted on Monday morning by Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques using the Canadian-built Canadarm 2 robotic arm. It was David Saint-Jacques’ very first “space catch”. The astronaut had, however, assisted his »

Internet, Science & Technology

David Saint-Jacques to be next Canadian astronaut in space

Almost seven years after he joined Canada’s astronaut program, David Saint-Jacques finally got his ticket to space today. The 46-year-old engineer, astrophysicist and medical doctor from Quebec City, has been booked on a Russian Soyuz rocket that blasts off for »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canada develops high-tech eyes for International Space Station

Canada will be sending a set of high-tech eyes to the International Space Station in 2020 to help detect damage to the outer shell of the station from micrometeorites and space debris. Federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced a $1.7-million »

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From space and across Canada, Music Monday celebration

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sang and played on his guitar on the International Space Station, while across Canada students sang along in a live video link to celebrate Music Monday, May 6. Music Monday is an annual event coordinated by »