Space Probes

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Space Probes

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

Learn More about Aerogels in aerospace

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

Watch the excitement when Curiosity landed!

Learn More about Curiosity has landed!

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

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

Learn More about Eric Choi

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.

Learn More about Getting Curiosity onto Mars

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

Learn More about Landing on a comet - the Rosetta mission

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!

Learn More about LDSD: We brake for Mars (Part 1)