Why Space Matters

Understanding the solar system to understand the Earth

The Glacier at Lake Louise (Credit:Harvey Barrison, Creative Commons  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Glacier_at_Lake_Louisein_the_Canadian_Rockies.jpg) As population growth, globalization and climate change make our world increasingly complex, our...

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From space robotics to brain surgery – a blog on neuroArm

Mankind’s curiosity and thirst for knowledge, discovery and a deep desire to leave a footprint have pushed our frontiers to outer space. The neuroArm neurosurgical robot germinated from a quest to help patients with neurosurgical disease, returns space R&D back to...

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Space inspires and engages us

Space is beautiful, fascinating, and challenging. These three characteristics combined are the reason why space has inspired and motivated some of the most incredible accomplishments and discoveries that humanity has ever seen. Across disciplines, space attracts...

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Space touches every part of our lives

Nearly every morning when I woke up for Junior High School, I ran to our front door to pick up our local newspaper, the Calgary Herald, from the front steps. Sometimes the paper was wet from rain, other times warm from sitting in the sun, and often ice cold and...

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Space Matters! Don’t Let Go Canada

Did you know Canada was the third country in space in 1962, after Russia and the USA? Just a first accomplishment of many. Today, Canada is an acknowledged world leader in space robotics, satellite communications, Earth observation and space science. Our diverse space...

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On your way to work? Don’t forget to pack your satellite.

Before stepping out the door this morning you checked the weather forecast on your mobile phone. Would you need a coat and an umbrella? On your way to work you stop off at the Tim Horton’s for a strong cup of coffee. Short on cash, you pay with your bank card. Back in...

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