Randy Attwood

Randy Attwood
Amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, space exploration historian. Executive Director, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada / Publisher - SkyNews magazine.

Original Space Shuttle Canadarm now on display in Ottawa (video)

On May 2, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, unveiled the permanent Canadarm display at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield assisted in the inauguration of the exhibit from orbit as Commander of the International Space Station – a role made possible due in part to the contributions of the Canadarm.

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Chris Hadfield's Snapshots from Space

Throughout his ISS mission, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been taking some of the most incredible photos of Earth ever seen. In this video, the Station Commander takes us to the best seat in the house to gaze at the visual splendour of the Earth. He shares his techniques and his passion for capturing the fleeting glimpses of our changing world that has galvanized a …

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Wringing out Water on the ISS – for Science!

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth. Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA Click here to find out more about the experiment.

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Chris Hadfield Talks To Alberta Science Students

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency discussed the progress of his mission on the orbital laboratory with students attending a science competition in Edmonton, Alberta during an in-flight event April 9. Hadfield, who is the first Canadian to command the station, is scheduled to return to Earth in mid-May to wrap up a five-month flight aboard …

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