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February 1, 2013

Space travel: From fiction to reality for the average man.

Growing up, did you want to be an Astronaut? The boy in this commercial for Toyota’s new Rav4 does. The ad, entitled “Wish Granted” http://www.toyota.com/, features […]
February 1, 2013

Future of program unclear after Canadian Space Agency boss quits

MONTREAL — The recent announcement from Steve MacLean that he’s stepping down as head of the Canadian Space Agency has industry-watchers speculating that it might be […]
January 31, 2013

SciFi to SciFact #5 Laser Beams

Although Star Trek and Star Wars seems to be at the center of the media frenzy reporting the first tractor beam technology, they have long forgotten […]
January 31, 2013

Building a Lunar Base with 3D printing

Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects […]
January 31, 2013

Governor General & students speak with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Governor General David Johnston and grade 5 and 6 students will be speaking with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield over the noon hour while he […]
January 30, 2013

See the Andromeda Galaxy in a Cool New Light

At 2 million light-years distant, Andromeda is the closest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way — it is also one of the most studied. Now, […]
January 29, 2013

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials say that they successfully launched a monkey into space and returned it safely to Earth on Monday in an apparent move […]
January 29, 2013

In a Week of Space Tragedy Anniversaries, We Must Continue to Venture Onward

Today marks the second in a week of three tragic anniversaries in space exploration. On Jan. 27, 1967, we lost three astronauts in the Apollo 1 […]
January 28, 2013

Scientists develop Star Trek style tractor beam

Taking a page out of Gene Roddenberry’s popular “Star Trek” series, researchers have announced the development of a “tractor beam“. Scientists from Scotland’s University of St. […]