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Forest Fires Near James Bay, Quebec

At present the forest fires plaguing the area near James Bay in Quebec are causing air quality problems in the area and as far away as Maine. According to CBC News on July 02, 2013, “A smog warning is in effect for most of southwestern Quebec — from Gatineau to Montreal to Drummondville — and a smog advisory has already been effect for eastern Ontario, …

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Canada's Dextre Lends a 'hand' for ISS Robotic Refueling Mission

NASA Public Affairs Office Dan Huot interviews Jill McGuire, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) Project Manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, about the current RRM operations taking place outside the International Space Station. The mission uses key Canadian technology in the form of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator or Dextre which is part of the Mobile Servicing System Canada contributed to the International Space Station …

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NASA Wraps Up Ontario Snow Observing Research Campaign

For six weeks in Ontario, NASA scientists and engineers lead a field campaign to study the science and mechanics of falling snow. The datasets retrieved will be used to generate algorithms which translate what the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core satellite “sees” into precipitation rates, including that of falling snow. Ground validation science manager Walt Petersen gives a summary of the GCPEx field campaign. Field …

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NASA Administrator Checks Out New Spacecraft

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and Johnson Space Center Director Mike Coats visit the Orion facilities inside Johnson’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility on Monday, Sept. 26. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Module is being developed by NASA as the nation’s deep space exploration spacecraft. In conjunction with NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), Orion will carry astronauts to asteroids, Mars and other destinations in the solar system.

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