Chris Hadfield

February 26, 2019

The Challenges of Returning to Regular Life After Life in Space

In December 2018, Virgin Galactic made headlines by becoming the first “space tourism” company to reach the mesosphere, about 51 miles above the Earth’s surface. The […]
December 11, 2018

Earth inspires ‘never-ending sense of awe’ in astronaut Saint-Jacques

LONGUEUIL, Que. — During his first days in the microgravity of space, David Saint-Jacques was transported back to his childhood, the Canadian astronaut told reporters Monday. […]
September 17, 2018

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that’s so ambitious, some experts call it ‘science fiction.’ Here’s what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.

Elon Musk and SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket is designed to be 16 stories tall, carry up to 100 people, and deliver 150 tons of cargo to […]
September 11, 2018

What It’s Like to Snag a Spacecraft with the International Space Station’s Robotic Arm

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC — I’m just inches away from capturing a Japanese HTV cargo spacecraft on the International Space Station using the Canadarm2 robotic arm. But things are […]
August 31, 2018

Could you qualify to be a full-fledged astronaut?

It’s not all glamour and spacewalks, but it is rewarding. Becoming an astronaut isn’t for everyone. Robb Kulin recently became the first astronaut candidate in 50 years to […]
April 23, 2017

Do you have what it takes to go to space? Retired astronauts weigh in on the gruelling recruitment process

MONTREAL — Retired Canadian spaceman Bob Thirsk asks himself a couple of simple questions when sizing up people who tell him they want to become an […]
August 22, 2016

Aspiring Astronauts: 4 Best Degrees for a Shot at Working for NASA

If you want to work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) one day, you should be aware of two things. The first is that […]
March 21, 2016

A Doctor is spending a year in Antarctica to Research the Isolation of Space

One thousand kilometres from the Antarctic coast, a 12-strong crew is overwintering at one of the most remote places on Earth. The Concordia Station, a French-Italian […]
March 19, 2016

Soyuz space capsule docks with International Space Station

MOSCOW – A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American has docked with the International Space Station and the new crew has boarded the […]