Canada in Space

This collection examines Canada's role in space exploration. Eleven Canadians have flown into space — 10 trained astronauts and one civilian. Canadians have flown on 14 manned NASA missions and three Russian Soyuz missions. The latest Canadian in space is David Saint-Jacques, an engineer, physician and astrophysicist recruited by the Canadian Space Agency in 2009. In December 2018, the 48-year-old Quebec City native departed for his first mission to the International Space Station, where he will spend six and a half months conducting experiments, operating Canadarm2 (the Canadian-built robotic arm aboard the ISS) and testing new technologies.

  • 2019
  • 9-12
  • 31 Titles

Included in this collection

News in Review - October 2006 A Canadian Rides the Shuttle into Space

In early September 2006, the shuttle Atlantis blasted into space with a Canadian on board. Astronaut Steve MacLean and other crew members installed a giant solar panel on the orbiting International Space Station. In this News in Review story we'll take a close look at one of the most complex missions in shuttle history. We'll also look at the career of Steve ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/15/2006

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • A Canadian Rides the Shuttle into Space

Canadian Space Agency A memorable meeting between Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons and Roberta Bondar New

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons chats with her childhood hero, Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman to go to space. Jennifer shows her a scrapbook she made nearly 30 years ago with newspaper clippings from Roberta Bondar’s mission. Listen to her childhood memories to find out how it all started for Jennifer.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

News in Review - February 2019 Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and his Mission

David Saint-Jacques may not be a household name… yet! But he's likely to become one. He's only the 10th Canadian astronaut to go into space. He's assigned to spend six and a half months on the International Space Station conducting various experiments and operating the Canadarm. At 49 years of age, Saint-Jacques’ journey to space is as interesting as how ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/04/2019

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-19-02 - PDF - Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and His Mission

  • NIR-19-02 - PPT - Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and His Mission

News in Review - November 2017 Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette

Julie Payette has lived an exciting life that very few can even dream about. As an astronaut for Canada, she’s been to the International Space Station twice. She’s a pilot, an athlete, an engineer and speaks six languages. In October 2017, Ms. Payette, who is 53 years old, took on her latest adventure. She became Canada’s 29th Governor General – representing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-17-11 - Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette

The National Canada's next astronaut to walk in space

Canada's next astronaut to walk in space will be David Saint-Jacques, adding to the growing list of accolades for the Quebec City native. An engineer, physician and astrophysicist, Saint-Jacques also has his commercial pilot's license and speaks five languages. The National traveled to the Johnson Space Centre in Houston for an up close look at the making of an astronaut.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Canadian Space Agency Canadian astronaut Jennifer Sidey's story New

Discover how Canadian astronaut Jennifer Sidey reached her dream of becoming an astronaut thanks to inspiring role models, her passion for science and her mother’s support. She now tries to be a role model herself, encouraging the next generation of Canadians to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

The National Canadian David Saint-Jacques joins crew at space station

After a flawless launch and a warm welcome at the International Space Station, a Canadian is in orbit again for the first time since 2013. David Saint-Jacques will spend the next six and a half months up there conducting experiments, operating Canadarm2 (the Canadian-built robotic arm aboard the ISS) and testing new technologies, according to the Canadian Space Agency.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

CBC News Chris Hadfield on Singing in Space

The Canadian astronaut has just released the first album ever recorded in space.
  • 2015
  • 00:04:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/22/2015

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]