When Orion splashes down in the Pacific Ocean after its journey around the Moon, an intricate operation to recover the crew and the capsule safely will get into gear. The crew and the teams involved in the recovery practise the operation both in a pool and in the ocean several times before the mission. CSA astronauts Jeremy Hansen and Jenni Gibbons give us an insider’s look at one of these training sessions at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.
A CubeSat is a square-shaped miniature satellite (roughly the size of a Rubik's cube), weighing about 1 kg. CubeSats can be used to test instruments, conduct science experiments, enable commercial applications and support educational projects. The Canadian CubeSat Project is providing professors in post-secondary institutions with an opportunity to engage their students in a real space mission. Through this national initiative, winning teams of professors and students are offered the unique opportunity to design and build their own CubeSat.
Learn about safe practices for observing a solar eclipse. To prevent serious eye damage, always avoid direct eye contact with the Sun, especially during a solar eclipse. Use special glasses with eclipse filters, as regular sunglasses won't offer sufficient protection. Prioritize your eye health while enjoying the beautiful spectacle of a solar eclipse.