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Cosmic radiation poses a real danger to astronauts in space, but what about passengers and crew on board airliners?

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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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This backgrounder discusses the factors that affect the amount of cosmic radiation people receive on long-distance flights.

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Why do astronauts train to be pilots as well as astronauts? CSA astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques explain.

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On June 28, 2014, NASA used a giant balloon and rocket motors to test its inflatable Low Density Supersonic Decelerator and a supersonic parachute in the skies high above Hawaii. Did it work?

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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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How do you slow test technologies to slow down spacecraft before they land on Mars? NASA created an “outdoor wind tunnel” in the desert to test their ideas.

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