Space Probes

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Space Probes

The unique thermal and mechanical properties of aerogels make them key materials for aerospace construction.

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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.

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

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

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Watch the excitement when Curiosity landed!

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

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Over the course of his career, Eric has spent his time in the space industry doing a wide variety of cool things.

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On August 5, 2012, NASA will land its latest robotic exploration craft, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, in the Gale Crater on the surface of Mars. This video shows how they plan to do it.

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This video from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) looks at the challenges and scientific benefits of the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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How do you test a giant parachute designed to land a rover on Mars? This NASA test involved a helicopter, a one-kilometer-long rope, and a rocket sled!

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