Canada Space

Useful Business Tips From An Astronaut

Anne Day | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

Much is written in business circles of visualizing your success. Well for astronauts, it is quite the reverse, they spend considerable time visualizing failure; simulating what they would do if something went wrong -- and in space, the scope is unlimited. As business owners we need to do that too and be prepared for what could go wrong, with a plan B (or C) in our back pocket.

The World Needed the Return of 'Cosmos'

Dr. Raywat Deonandan | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada TV
Dr. Raywat Deonandan

This past week, the much lauded TV show Cosmos made its return to the small screen. Back in 1980, I was a 13-year-old immigrant kid, youngest in a busy, working class household of seven people, and attending a Toronto inner city middle school that was not exactly a model of academic excellence. Enter into that world Carl Sagan.

Hadfield Calls For More Co-operation With China In Space

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is calling for more co-operation with China in space and he wants it to be part of any internatio...

August 29 Should Be Chris Hadfield Day

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

Chris Hadfield truly is a remarkable Canadian. The motion, 'M-477' states that the government should "designate August 29th each year as Chris Hadfield Day." At a time when science is under attack by some, it is essential that we acknowledge its critical place in our past, present and future.

Chris Hadfield Channels Bowie On Maclean's Cover

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Music

Chris Hadfield became a terrestrial superstar by crooning David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while in space. Now that he's back on Earth, Maclean's magazine...

LOOK: An Out-Of-This-World Selfie

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada

Chris Hadfield may have returned to Earth and retired his spacesuit but that doesn't mean Canada's most famous astronaut has stopped tweeting amazing ...

My Search for God Gives Me Purpose

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

We can continue, today, to bring Darwin and God to the same table. I know the place of evolution in scientific knowledge. My left brain understands it completely. It's the right brain; the one that experiences all boundaries slipping away, that lets me imagine the hand of God, the ultimate artist working behind the scenes.

Bumpin' Bodies or Beautiful Minds? Science's Problem with Intelligent Women

Charlene Sayo | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

Despite breakthroughs in Franken-foods and robotic technology, science hierarchies employ the same age-old formula against women where a bumpin' body takes centre-stage over a beautiful mind. Have Einstein's IQ? Cool. But don't you dare look like him; and if you're heading down the family way, smack on the cocoa butter, prance like a photo shopped yummy mummy --two days after birth, because that is the rule -- and whip up that killer tuna casserole. Pronto.

Saskatchewan Science Teacher's Space Travel Dream Could Come True

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - The dream of blasting off into space could actually come true for a science teacher in Moose Jaw, Sask., with some help from his fr...

Introducing Wakefield Brewster

Lonnie Taylor | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Alberta
Lonnie Taylor

I first met Wakefield last year during the first People's Poetry Festival. He struck me as a larger than life character with a magnetic energy which compelled people to listen to every word he spoke. In discussions with him he revealed that he had come from Toronto, firstly for love, and secondly for the opportunity to connect with a new audience. He is like a pioneer of sorts in the world of spoken word and has been largely welcomed into its circles in Calgary.

Really? Some People Don't Know Who Neil Armstrong Is?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada

Sigh. If there's one person who we think might be known by just about EVERYBODY on the planet, astronaut Neil Armstrong would be one of them. Arms...

Biggest Moon Of The Year To Appear On Saturday

CBC | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Living

A so-called supermoon will brighten the night sky tomorrow, though it might not be quite as super as some people believe. Sup...

STUNNING: Time Lapse Video from NASA Shows Earth At Night

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada

You've probably seen NASA's breathtaking time-lapse videos before, but now the space agency has added some creative touches. Set to "Walking in the...

The Blob That Could Change Everything

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Roughly 2.4 billion light years from Earth, a massive blob of a mysterious, invisible substance known as dark matter is threatening to rew...

One Baby Step For Humankind

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - One hundred years from now, humans may look back and define early 21st century space exploration as nothing more than a progression of tin...

Falling Satellite Flips, Putting U.S. At Risk

CBC | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada

A bus-sized NASA satellite about to fall to Earth will be passing over Canada, Africa and Australia, as well as vast areas of the Pacific...

Travelling Space Show Too Big For Canada

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - The Canadian Space Agency's elaborate plans to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2010 with a travelling international exhibit backfired bec...

Hurling Chunks Of Space Junk Threaten Satellites

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- LONGUEUIL, Que. - There are 19,000 pieces of space debris, larger than the size of a baseball, floating around above the Earth a...

No Moon For You!

CP | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The year's first total eclipse of the moon will occur next week, and it will be an unusually long one. But the eclipse Wednes...