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
  • 15 Titles

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News in Review - March 1992 Roberta Bondar: A Canadian in Space

Dan Bjarnason takes us to Cape Canaveral for the launch of Canada's second astronaut in space and reviews Dr. Bondar's professional achievements.
  • 1992
  • 00:10:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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  • NIR-17-03 - Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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  • NIR-17-03 - Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

News in Review - March 1996 Space: What's Out There?

This report examines Canada's role in space exploration, focusing on the astronomical significance of recent discoveries and the development of space technology.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1996

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Bookaboo The Darkest Dark with Chris Hadfield

Bookaboo and famous former astronaut Chris Hadfield share an uplifting story about a boy facing his fears and pursuing his dreams!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:08
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/08/2018

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

The Nature of Things The Man Who Tweeted Earth Classroom Favourites

Most of us can only imagine what the astronauts aboard the International Space Station have experienced. The distance has made it seem unknowable. But December 2012 that all began to change. From the moment Hadfield arrived at the ISS for a five-month mission, he transformed the way we connect to space. Millions followed his every move. His YouTube videos were ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2009 Two Canadians Meet in Space

In July 2009, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette rocketed into space and made history. When she met her colleague Robert Thirsk on board the International Space Station, it was the first time two Canadians had been in space at once. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the mission that brought the two astronauts together and examine Canada’s role ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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  • Two Canadians Meet in Space

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 1

This opening episode of We Are Canada features a 25-year-old who's creating a global roadmap for accessibility, two cousins with an innovative idea for feeding Canada's hungry kids, plus more! Featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya, Sarah Polley, Jeremy Bryant, Andrew Hall and Maayan Ziv.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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  • We are Canada Teacher Guide