"Canada On Orbit" Gala to Celebrate Alouette 1 Anniversary and Satellite Contest Winners

A special gala evening is planned for later this month to mark a significant Canadian space historical event and the culmination of a major space contest. The “Canada On Orbit” gala dinner will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Alouette 1, Canada’s first satellite, launched September 29, 1962. At the gala, the winner of the 2012 Canadian Satellite Design Challenge will be announced.

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Kitchener-Waterloo to Host Three Day Southern Ontario Science and Space Festival

This coming weekend Kitchener-Waterloo will host the Southern Ontario Science and Space Research and Technology Festival at the Kitchener City Hall and other local venues. The three day festival starting this Friday includes public screenings of popular science fiction movies, a full afternoon of talks from researcher and engineers on Sunday and a live interactive webcast with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hanson.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield gets Virtual for Education

Get a first look at the Canadian Space Agency’s learning resource being developed for Expedition 34/35. Discover how a 3-D avatar of astronaut Chris Hadfield will teach students about biological life support in a zero-g environment and how attitude control systems are essential for the International Space Station. Coming in Fall 2012. Courtesy the Canadian Space Agency.

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