The space adventures of David Saint-Jacques

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Ryan Marciniak, Physics & Astronomy Editor David Saint-Jacquesis Canada’s first astronaut to fly a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS) since Chris Hadfield commanded the vessel in 2013. Since his arrival on December 3rd, 2018, David has participated in a broad variety of tasks, including equipment repairs, science data gathering, spacewalks, and outreach […]

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To Orbit! The next Canadian astronaut

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Ryan Marciniak, Physics and Astronomy editor If you haven’t heard of Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, it’s because today is his first day on the job, at least when it comes to living and working in space. Cramming into a Soyuz capsule on a launchpad in Kazakhstan, Saint-Jacques is taking his first flight to the International […]

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Superbugs in space

Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science co-editors   In mid-February, NASA launched a superbug into space. The idea was to study how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, mutates in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station. Using space to predict the future of this deadly pathogen could give us a […]

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The Case for Space: A Win-Win for Both Culture and Science

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by Naeem Budhwani Director of Communications, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-Canada) In a fervent appeal to the United States Senate in 2012, Neil deGrasse Tyson declared that, as a culture, the US should boost their declining economy by overhauling their space program. Few would disagree that space is a gold mine […]

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