International Space Station

Resources

Testing of the Boeing Starliner spacesuit

Testing Spacesuit Material

Learn about a new material for spacesuits and the engineer who designed it.
Read more about

Testing Spacesuit Material

Let’s Talk Science volunteer works on the Tomatosphere project with three students.

Tomatosphere™

Through Tomatosphere™, your students will investigate the effects of outer space on the germination of tomato seeds. This is a hands-on program that builds scientific inquiry and experimentation skills.
Read more about

Tomatosphere™

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!
Read more about

Living Space

International Space Station in the rays of the Sun

Temperature on Earth and on the ISS

Temperature is an important part of life on Earth and life in space. This backgrounder explains what temperature is, how it affects people and how it is controlled on the International Space Station.
Read more about

Temperature on Earth and on the ISS

 Inside the Destiny Laboratory Module on board the International Space Station

Noise on Earth and on the International Space Station

This backgrounder explains what noise is, how it is measured, and how it affects our hearing, wellness and more.
Read more about

Noise on Earth and on the International Space Station

Lighting inside the Destiny Laboratory Module

Light on Earth and on the International Space Station

This backgrounder explains what light is, how it is measured, and how it affects people on Earth and astronauts on board the International Space Station.
Read more about

Light on Earth and on the International Space Station

Condensation on the window of the Apollo 12 Lunar Module, November 1969

Humidity on Earth and on the ISS

Humidity is an important part of life on Earth and life in space. This backgrounder explains what humidity is, how it is measured and how it affects us both mentally and physically.
Read more about

Humidity on Earth and on the ISS

Scott Kelly et Terry Virts inspectent le système d’élimination du dioxyde de carbone de la SSI (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Carbon Dioxide on Earth and on the ISS

Carbon dioxide is an important part of the air on Earth and in space. What is carbon dioxide? How is it measured? How can it affect us mentally and physically?
Read more about

Carbon Dioxide on Earth and on the ISS

Space junk

Space Junk

Litter isn't just a problem on Earth. When litter ends up in space, it can cause collisions and other consequences for satellites, the International Space Station and even for people on Earth!
Read more about

Space Junk

Robert Thirsk | Ancien astronaute de l’Agence spatiale canadienne

Robert Thirsk

Education Pathway
Job Title
Former CSA Astronaut; Currently Chancellor
Read more about

Robert Thirsk