Welcome to Space Matters!
The future of innovation and exploration depends on developing the minds and imaginations of the next generation of thinkers, researchers and space pioneers. Here at Space Matters we believe that every Canadian should have access to a rich variety of learning opportunities. The goal of Space Matters is to raise awareness of the importance of space to Canadians and how it touches on nearly every aspect of their daily lives. From Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and satellite communications to weather forecasting and monitoring the health of crops, the standard of living we currently enjoy is fundamentally dependent on satellites and space technologies. In parallel, the exploration of space drives innovation and pushes what we thought was possible to new limits, while at the same time addressing some of the biggest scientific questions of our time – such as are we alone in the universe?
Through Space Matters we seek to connect Canadians from coast to coast who are interested in space and to use space to ignite interest and motivate young minds to study science and engineering and to pursue careers in these fields.
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Canada in Space Timeline
Did you know that Canada was the third country – following Russia and the USA – to launch a satellite into space?! And did you know that a Canadian instrument detected snowfall on Mars for the first time?! Canada has a long history in space. Explore our Canada in Space timeline to find out for yourself!
GOES-16, one of the most advanced geostationary weather satellites in operation, snapped this ‘full disk’ image of the western hemisphere on October 29, 2019. (Credit: NOAA)Powerful thunderstorms rage across the Prairies. Will they spawn damaging tornadoes, and if...read more
Earth, described by scientist Carl Sagan as a "Pale Blue Dot," as seen by Voyager 1 from a distance of more than 6.4 billion kilometers. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) “It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no...read more
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