Robotic Exploration of Space


Robotic Exploration of Space

The quest for life beyond Earth is a multi-century rollercoaster that’s captured our imaginations, raised our hopes, dashed those hopes, and then raised them again. Learn more in this Sky Science backgrounder.

Learn More about Astrobiology & the search for life beyond Earth

Learn the various ways that we explore Space around us through this Sky Science backgrounders

Learn More about Astronomy 101: How to explore

This timeline marks significant events in the history of Canadian aerospace and its impact on Canadian society.

Learn More about Canadian contributions to sky science: A timeline

5 images of some different engineers and their work places such as engineers at a hydroelectric plant, in a forest and at NASA

Learn More about Careers: Engineer

Join astronauts on-board the International Space Station to learn more about centripetal force and why planets or moons and artificial satellites like the space station stay in orbit. Use math to find out if the artificial gravity in science fiction movies can be a reality. (7:51 min.)

Learn More about Centripetal force (NASA eclip)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk exudes confidence and know-how, both essential elements of good entrepreneurship. But according to TED's Chris Anderson, what sets Musk apart from the rest is the massive respect he has for the science behind his investments. (2:08 min.)

Learn More about Chris Anderson on Elon Musk, the world's most remarkable entrepreneur

Watch the excitement when Curiosity landed!

Learn More about Curiosity has landed!

Mars is visible in the night sky without the help of a telescope, so it has fascinated people for thousands of years. The next big step is a human mission to Mars.


Mission team members for InSight, the next robot headed to Mars, describe all its cool features!

Learn More about Digging deep with NASA's next Mars lander

Learn about microwaves, what they do, how they help us understand our universe and how they support the big bang theory!

Learn More about Electromagnetic spectrum: cosmic microwaves