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International, Politics, Society

Canada history: January 25. 1995: Two minutes to nuclear war.

When a Canadian designed rocket almost caused nuclear war After the Second World War, the world’s powers began to be interested in rockets and missiles. For its part Canada began researching solid rocket fuels for anti-ballistic missiles. To test the »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Potentially toxic space junk and Inuit concerns, again

The  European Space Agency launched a satellite yesterday from northern Russia. The satellite (Sentinel 3-B) will monitor oceans, ice, and land. That launch has raised concerns yet again for the Inuit people of northern Canada, not from the satellite, but »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & 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 & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & 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, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian student still in the running for Mars Colony

It’s a one way trip, to an unknown and very uncertain future on Mars. Still, when it was announced, some 200.000 people in over 140 countries put their names forward. A Dutch-based non-profit company is behind the Mars One project »