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Canadian Contributions to Space Research
12 Oct 2017
Canada launches Alouette
John Herbert Chapman reccomends the creation of a Canadian space agency
Telesat Canada launches the Anik A1 communications satellite
Canadarm is launched
NASA invites Canadians to fly in space
The first six Canadian astronauts are selected
Astronaut Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space
The CSA is created
Astronaut Roberta Bondar becomes the second Canadian, and first Canadian woman, in space
The CSA selects its second group of astronauts
Steve MacLean becomes the third Canadian astronaut
The CSA headquarters are completed in Saint-Hubert, Que.
Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau becomes the first non-American Capsule Communicator
CSA launches RADARSAT
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield becomes the first Canadian Mission Specialist
Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian astronaut to fly in space twice
Bob Thirsk takes his first space flight, and the longest ever by a Canadian astronaut
RADARSAT-1 takes the first high-resolution satellite image of the South Pole.
Julie Payette becomes the eighth Canadian astronaut in space and the first one to board the space station
Chris Hadfield becomes the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk
Canada's Mobile Base System for the International Space Station is launched.
Canada launches its first space telescope called MOST
NASA's Phoenix Mars lander is launched
RADARSAT-2 is launched
Dextre (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator) is launched
Canada's newest astronauts are revealed
Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk launches aboard Soyuz
Guy Laliberté becomes the first Canadian private space explorer to visit the International Space Station.
The Canadarm2 successfully performs its cosmic catch on an unpiloted, free-flying Japanese vehicle.
The CSA and partner organizations launch AuroraMAX
The CSA launches the final stage of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation project.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield becomes the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station.
The CSA launches Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE)
The plan for Canada's future in space is unveiled.
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