Space Exploration

Uncrewed Antares Rocket Explodes Upon Launch


Dramatic explosion shows that the dangers of space flight are very real.

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The Planetary Society Celebrates Canada’s Achievements in Space


The Planetary Society celebrates Canada’s achievements in space exploration.

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IAC 2014: UrtheCast is #DisruptiveTech


Vancouver-based New Space company UrtheCast is developing a Earth-Observation technology that could disrupt any number of industries.

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Commercial Spaceflight plenary

IAC 2014 Commercial Spaceflight Plenary


My notes on the International Astronautical Congress 2014’s Commercial Spaceflight Plenary, in Toronto.

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IAC 2014 in Toronto: “The World Needs Space” Opening Ceremony


The International Astronautical Congress kicks off its 65th space congress in Toronto with a heartfelt, funny, musical show with lots of star power.

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MAVEN and MOM on Mars


This week two spacecraft reached Mars. The first is a NASA craft that will study Mars’ upper atmosphere, and the second is from the Indian space agency and is called “Mangalyaan” or Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). It was inserted in Mars orbit tonight. The Mangalyaan probe is a huge success for India because it was […]

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One Hundred Years of Progress


How do we measure progress? What will someone born today see and know, when they celebrate their birthday in one hundred years?

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Flowers In Space

Exobiotanica: Flowers in Space


There’s a very cool art project called “Exobiotanica” that just launched a bonsai tree and a floral arrangement into space, and tracked and photographed the result. Set against the beautiful blue backdrop of our home planet, and the darkness of space, the results are really surprising, and a fantastic application of artistic creativity in an […]

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Yuri's Night

Yuri’s Night 2014


Yuri’s Night I am looking forward to attending the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Space Society’s Yuri’s Night – an annual worldwide celebration of the first human space flight, and of space exploration. From the Yuri’s Night Website: Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties […]

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Astronaut for Sale

CSCA National Conference 2014 – New Manufacturing for NewSpace


The Canadian Space Commerce Association is a national group whose sole mandate is promotion of Canadian space business. The theme of the 2014 conference is “New Manufacturing for New Space”.

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