Tag Archives: International Space Station

Space Station Spacesuit Art Project Takes Flight

The Unity spacesuit was unveiled on the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday and is part of the Spacesuit Art Project. The project according to the Canadian Space Agency is “an initiative to help raise awareness about the issues surrounding childhood cancer and the power of the arts in the clinical healing process.”

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Up to 100 Candidates Selected for the next Canadian Astronaut Recruitment Phase

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Candidates as of November 2016

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will shortly finish notifying up to 100 candidates out of the 3,772 who had originally applied, that they’ve made it to the next round. The lucky “100” will continue on in their quest in trying to become one of two astronauts selected next summer. While the CSA released information yesterday saying it had identified 163 qualified candidates available for the …

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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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