Canadian Space Agency

Canada has a long and proud history of innovation and leadership in space. The Canadian Space Agency, located in Longueuil, Quebec, is responsible for managing all of Canada's civil space-related activities. This includes Canada’s astronauts, Earth observation satellites, astronomy and planetary studies, science aboard the International Space Station and the development of innovative space technologies and applications used on Earth.

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Episodes

Canadian Space Agency Science with Tim: Why do we do science in space? New

Did you know that many science experiments are being conducted on the International Space Station at any given time? But why do we do science in space?
  • 2017
  • 00:01:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/09/2020

Canadian Space Agency Science with Tim: What are asteroids, and why do we study them? New

Asteroids are cosmic time capsules that can tell us about the earliest days of our solar system. Did you know that the Canadian Space Agency is contributing to OSIRIS-REx, a mission to collect an asteroid sample? The seven-year journey will bring loose dust and gravel from the surface of asteroid Bennu to Earth in 2023.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/09/2020

Canadian Space Agency Science with Tim: What is a gravity assist? New

Did you know that a spacecraft can use a planet’s gravity to change its orbit? For example, in September 2017, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft used Earth’s gravity to change its orbit and help put it on course to asteroid Bennu, its target destination. With the help of this gravity assist, OSIRIS-REx arrived at the asteroid in August 2018 and will bring ...
  • 2017
  • 00:01:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/09/2020

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons New

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 Joshua Kutryk New

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

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques New

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 Jeremy Hansen New

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