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

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News in Review - February 2013 Chris Hadfield: Return to Space

Canadian born astronaut Chris Hadfield is in space for the third time. He’s on a five-month mission on the International Space Station but this time Chris will be in charge. And he’s taking his guitar and his Twitter account with him. 
  • 2013
  • 00:14:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/15/2013

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The National David Saint-Jacques checks in from outer space

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has been on the International Space Station since early December. Andrew Chang had the rare opportunity to speak to him from space. They chatted about his mission, what it is like being in space, fixing a leaky toilet, and how much he missed his family.
  • 2019
  • 00:08:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

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

CBC Kids News David Saint-Jacques unveils Canada’s best little inventors

Check out the best new inventions for space — by kids. It was an experience that was out of this world for Connor Brown and Amy Claerhout. Their unique inventions for space were chosen as the winners of the Canadian Space Agency’s contest called Little Inventors. They were announced by astronaut David Saint-Jacques from the International Space Station last week. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:02:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/20/2020

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

Canadian Space Agency Five senses in space: Hearing New

In space, no one can hear you scream, but inside the International Space Station it's a whole other story. Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield describes what he hears every day, and shares a few sweet strands of his own sounds as well.
  • 2013
  • 00:01:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/19/2020

Canadian Space Agency Five senses in space: Sight New

Flattened eyeballs? Random flashes of light? Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how vision is altered during spaceflight.
  • 2013
  • 00:01:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/19/2020

Canadian Space Agency Five senses in space: Smell New

Burnt steak and gunpowder in the airlock? Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield describes how the sense of smell is hampered in orbit.
  • 2013
  • 00:00:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/19/2020

Canadian Space Agency Five senses in space: Taste New

In space, fluid distribution to the head can cause congestion, dulling the sense of taste. Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield shows us his personal favourite food that has a little extra kick to stir the taste buds.
  • 2013
  • 00:00:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/19/2020

Canadian Space Agency Five senses in space: Touch New

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield describes how astronauts use their feet differently under the near-weightless environment of the International Space Station. See how it affects their sense of touch.
  • 2013
  • 00:00:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/19/2020