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Canada in Space. 1839. The first magnetic observatory is set up by Sir Edward Sabine at the University of Toronto to study the Northern Lights. 1959. Black Brant 1, the first Canadian sounding rocket is launched from Fort Churchill, Manitoba. 1959. CF-105 Avro Arrow jet programme is canceled

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1839

  • The first magnetic observatory is set up by Sir Edward Sabine at the University of Toronto to study the Northern Lights


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1959

  • Black Brant 1, the first Canadian sounding rocket is launched from Fort Churchill, Manitoba


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1959

  • CF-105 Avro Arrow jet programme is canceled

  • Many of Canada’s best aerospace engineers find work with NASA where they make contributions to Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs


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1962

  • Canada was the 3rd country in space!!!!

  • Satellite Alouette1 launched on Sept. 29


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1969

  • Canadian Owen Maynard involved in the development of the Lunar module Eagle.

    • Designed the landing gear necessary for the first walk on the moon


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1972

  • Telesat Canada launches Anik1

  • World’s first national satellite television system


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1981

  • Canadarm (Shuttle Remote Manipulator System) launched aboard Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-2


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1984

  • October 5 Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space aboard Challenger Mission STS-41G


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1989

  • The Canadian Space Agency is created


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1992

  • Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space aboard Discovery mission STS-42


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1995

  • Chris Hadfield becomes the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm and only Canadian to board MIR


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1995

  • First complete view of Canada compiled using RADARSAT-1

  • RADARSAT-1 is Canada’s first Earth observation satellite


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1996

  • Robert Thirsk flies aboard the longest shuttle mission to date


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1997

  • Bjarni Tryggvason flies aboard Discovery mission STS-85

  • Tests Microgravity Vibration Isolation Mount


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1998

  • Dave Williams becomes the first non-American to serve as medical officer on a Shuttle Flight


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1999

  • Julie Payette is the first Canadian to board the International Space Station


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2001

  • Chris Hadfield is the first Canadian to walk in space

  • Canadarm 2 was installed during this mission


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2003

  • The Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars telescope (MOST) is launched

  • Canada’s first space telescope and the World’s smallest


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2003

  • Canada’s Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment aboard the Scientific Satellite is launched

  • SCISAT studies the depletion of the Ozone layer over Canada and the arctic


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