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A Vision Ahead

A Vision Ahead

On December 26, 1791, English mathematician and pioneer computer scientist Charles Babbage was born. He spent much of his life trying to plan and build a machine that would make as many calculations as possible. Error free, of course. He had read about the…

Space Perspective

Space Perspective

On December 3, 2018, Dr. David Saint-Jacques will co-pilot Russian Soyuz spacecraft for the six-hour journey to the International Space Station [ISS]. The crew trio includes its Russian mission commander Oleg Kononenko and American astronaut Anne McClain. During his six-and-a-half-month stint aboard ISS, Saint-Jacques…

Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada

Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada

On December 1, 2005, Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada was officially established along the northeast coast of Labrador after decades of study and land claim settlements. Labrador’s spectacular first national park includes Arctic Cordillera and Tundra ecozones and a rugged coastline of mountains,…

Canadarm

Canadarm

On November 13, 1981, after eight years in the planning and construction, the Canadarm first flew aboard STS-2. Officially known as the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System, the RMS was Canada’s contribution to the Space Shuttle Program. Intended to assist moving materials around from and…

Catching the Drift

Catching the Drift

On November 1, 1880, astronomer, meteorologist, natural scientist, and Arctic explorer, Alfred Lothar Wegener was born in Berlin. Like many before him, Wegener was intrigued with the similarities of continental coastlines that seemed to once have fit together. Instead of merely regarding present coastlines,…