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Canadian Researchers Aim to Be Ready When the International Space Community Embarks on a Mars Sample Return Mission

For the fourth consecutive year, a Canadian led Mars Sample Return Simulation will begin today in preparation for a future international Mars sample return mission. The simulation brings together over 50 scientists and engineers from across Canada and international collaborators from the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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Second Liberal Budget Should Define Their Commitment to Canada's Space Program

The Liberal government has been in power for a year and it is now becoming clear the way forward for the space sector is through the yet to be presented Innovation Agenda the government is currently seeking input on. If the buzzword innovation hasn’t been defined, redefined and used enough for you, well get ready, you’re going to get a steady diet of it starting …

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University of Calgary Researchers Partner with the Canadian Space Agency on ISS Health Experiment

Funding for University of Calgary researcher Giuseppe Iaria's Wayfinding project was announced on Wednesday by the Canadian Space Agency. Pictured with Iaria, at right, are Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, centre, and grad student Ford Burles, a member of the Wayfinding team. Credit: Riley Brandt, University of Calgary.

Anyone who has watched a science fiction movie about travelling in space knows that the weightless environment of microgravity on a space ship affects your ability to navigate and orient yourself. But in real life, the impact of microgravity on an astronaut’s brain both in space and after returning to earth has received very little scientific attention.

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Innovation, Collaboration, Workforce Change Highlight Laporte's First Head of Agencies Panel at the 67th International Astronautical Congress

The International Astronautical Congress is the pre-eminent international meeting of the year for the global space community. Global leaders from national space agencies, commercial companies, engineers, scientists, and student gather together to take the pulse of the community and to do business. This year, the 67th International Astronautical Congress was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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