Mars Science Laboratory Launched for its Mission on Mars

At 10:02 a.m. Eastern time on a beautiful fall day a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), otherwise known as the Mars Curiosity rover, was launched on its nine month journey to Mars. On board is a Canadian contribution in the form of the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument.

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Space Quarterly Preview: Moon, Mars or Bust, Canada's Space Sector at a Crossroads Again

The following is an excerpt from an article that appears in the next issue of Space Quarterly Magazine to be released on December 1. Following the excerpt is the table of contents for both the Canadian and U.S. editions. Moon, Mars or Bust, Canada’s Space Sector at a Crossroads Again A little over three years ago Jim Prentice, then the Minister of Industry, named Dr. …

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Expedition 29 Launches to the Space Station

Expedition 29 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA Flight Engineer Dan Burbank and Russian Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin launched on the Russian Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft on November 14, 2011, (November 13 in the United States) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

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