Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques

As a kid, David Saint-Jacques travelled the world with his family, fostering his spirit of exploration, openness, curiosity and caring for others. An engineer and astrophysicist, David later became a family physician and practiced medicine in the Canadian Arctic. On May 13, 2009, he was recruited by the Canadian Space Agency as one of two new astronauts after a year-long ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons

Prior to joining the Canadian Space Program, Jennifer “Jenni” Sidey worked as a mechanical engineer, a combustion scientist and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, in the United Kingdom. On July 1, 2017, she was recruited by the Canadian Space Agency as one of two new astronauts after a year-long process. Get to know Jennifer better ...
  • 2017
  • 00:01:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen

As a young boy growing up on a farm in Southern Ontario, Jeremy Hansen turned his tree house into a spaceship. At the age of 12, he joined the Air Cadets and later became a CF-18 fighter pilot. A modern-day explorer, Jeremy has lived in underground caves, did geological training expeditions in the High Arctic and just generally craves adventure. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut Joshua Kutryk

Prior to joining the Canadian Space Program, Joshua Kutryk worked as an experimental test pilot and a fighter pilot for the Canadian Armed Forces in Cold Lake, Alberta. On July 1, 2017, he was recruited by the Canadian Space Agency as one of two new astronauts after a year-long process. Get to know Joshua better through this video profile.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

The Exchange with Amanda Lang Moratorium on Fracking?

After hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" triggered a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in northeastern B.C., some critics called for a moratorium on fracking. This was one of the world's largest earthquakes ever triggered by the controversial process. Dianne Buckner of The Exchange speaks with geotechnical engineer Rick Chalaturnyk on whether or not a moratorium is the best way to address the link between fracking and ...
  • 2015
  • 00:04:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2015

Our Vancouver New excitement for Pluto

New images of Pluto and a moon have scientists buzzing.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

News in Review - April 2004 Next Floor Mars? The Space Elevator

The excitement generated by the latest missions to Mars has a lot of scientists and space buffs hoping that humans will soon go where only probes and robots have gone before. But not many people will ever get a chance to travel into space until something can be done to replace the rockets we need to get us there. They ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004

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Bitesize Space Science Nuclear fusion in stars

Jon Chase explains the nuclear fusion that causes stars like our sun to give out enormous heat. Film footage of a nuclear explosion in a hydrogen bomb is used to draw an analogy with the sun’s energy. He mixes iron oxide and aluminum powder to demonstrate a highly exothermic chemical reaction and relates this to the much greater energy output ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Alien Deep Ocean's Fury

Waves may be getting bigger and badder, ocean patterns may be shifting, seas are rising and scientists are just starting to figure out why. Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of scientists go in search of answers. What we don't know about the ocean is alarming – waves that defy gravity, uncharted deep-sea currents, even alien creatures that move as ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things One Ocean: Footprints in the Sand

Today, two billion people live along or near a coast. By 2025, nearly all ocean shoreline will be inhabited and in use. Overfishing, pollution, over-population, and over-development of our coasts are having deadly consequences. The ocean that once seemed inexhaustible is buckling under the weight of our demands. Footprints in the Sand reveals the devastating impact of human activity on the ocean, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013