Space exploration

Resources

Mars Perseverance rover

Exploration of the Planets in the Solar System

Learn about how spacecraft have helped us learn about our Solar System.
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Exploration of the Planets in the Solar System

Pluto lit by a distant Sun

Meet Our Dwarf Planets

Learn about the dwarf planets in our Solar System.
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Meet Our Dwarf Planets

Student drawn postcard representing habitation spheres on an extra-terrestrial planet.

Send a Postcard to Space

Send a postcard to space and back thanks to a partnership with Club for the Future. The Club’s mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM and help visualize the future of life in space. This page describes the project and how to get your postcards to space.
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Send a Postcard to Space

Space lander

How can we land a model space probe?

Design and build a model space probe.
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How can we land a model space probe?

Testing of the Boeing Starliner spacesuit

Testing Spacesuit Material

Learn about a new material for spacesuits and the engineer who designed it.
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Testing Spacesuit Material

Exploring the World of Physics Symposium 2020

Exploring the World of Physics 2020 Symposium

- A unique opportunity for students to meet real scientists.
- An open door to real scientists who talk about their work, career and how they solve real-world problems.
- All in an online format easily accessible to all across Canada!
- For whom? Grades 10-12 students, teachers and educators
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Exploring the World of Physics 2020 Symposium

Jamie Sevigny au travail

Jamie Sevigny

Education Pathway
Job Title
Management Engineer
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Jamie Sevigny

Thomas Graham

Thomas Graham

Education Pathway
Job Title
Professor
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Thomas Graham

Doctor pointing to a knee x-ray

Why a Trip to Outer Space Could Be Bad for Your Bones

Astronauts can experience bone loss in space. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.
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Why a Trip to Outer Space Could Be Bad for Your Bones

Living Space class in Space

Living Space

Participating classes will explore how indoor environmental conditions influence human health, and identify the best conditions for healthy living. This knowledge is important not only on Earth, but also on the International Space Station (ISS), the future Lunar Gateway, and as long-duration space travel progresses, maybe even on Mars!
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Living Space

An artist’s impression of a habitable exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star

Searching for exoplanets around the star next door

In planetary science, astronomers have found planets that orbit other stars, just like Earth orbits the Sun. Some of them might even be able to support life.
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Searching for exoplanets around the star next door

Former Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk enjoys cycling on board the ISS

Spaceflight and Bone Loss

Astronauts can experience bone loss in space. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.
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Spaceflight and Bone Loss

Radiation shielding garment on the International Space Station

Radiation and Human Space Exploration

One of the greatest hazards that humans in space face is cosmic radiation. Learn what cosmic radiation is, why it's dangerous, and ways that we are looking at protecting humans in deep space.
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Radiation and Human Space Exploration

Hot sunrise in space

Temperature: On Earth and on the Space Station

This backgrounder explains what temperature is, how it is measured, how it affects people, and how it is controlled on the International Space Station.
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Temperature: On Earth and on the Space Station