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The Universe Needs More Canada #DONTLETGOCANADA

September 18, 2018 08:11 | Todd Legault (Administrator)

In Canada, we celebrate our differences, embrace our vibrant cultural mosaic, and try to take care of each other.

And we’re (usually) pretty low key about our achievements. But, did you know Canada was the 3rd country in space, the 1st to have a satellite telecommunications system, and 1st to have an operational and commercially-focused radar remote sensing system? And today, thanks to that 60-year legacy, Canada is a world leader in satellite communications, Earth observation, space robotics (go Canadarm!), space science, optics and sensors. Canada has had more astronauts go to space than any other country except the US and Russia (and our astronauts are way cooler too).

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