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Former astronaut is Canada’s new Governor General

Canada’s new Governor General Julie Payette assumes her new role with an impressive résumé—astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. The 53-year-old trailblazer began her career as an astronaut in 1992, when she was selected from more than 5,000 applicants to become one of four astronauts chosen to join the Canadian Space Agency. Her preparation […]

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Virgin Galactic and Land Rover launch Trip to Space competition

Four aspiring astronauts will have the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to space in Land Rover’s Galactic Discovery competition. The winners will be among the first pioneering travellers to view the earth from space and experience out-of-seat zero gravity. The Virgin Galactic space flight prize was announced to audiences around the world through a […]

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Federal government plans for Canada’s future in space

Building on the success of astronaut Chris Hadfield, who became the first ever Canadian to take command of the International Space Station (ISS), the Canadian Government has unveiled a framework designed to serve as a guide for Canada’s strategic activities and future in space. The framework, which also aims to provide inspiration for a future […]

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