Human Spaceflight

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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

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

Franz Newland | Assistant Lecturer, Space Engineering

Franz Newland

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Job Title
Assistant Lecturer
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Franz Newland

Jamie Sevigny au travail

Jamie Sevigny

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Job Title
Management Engineer
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Jamie Sevigny

Photo de Mike Dixon

Mike Dixon

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Job Title
Professor and Director of CESRF
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Mike Dixon

Thomas Graham

Thomas Graham

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Job Title
Professor
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Thomas Graham

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.
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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!
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Living Space

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

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.
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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.
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Noise 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.
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Humidity on Earth and on the ISS