How Canada’s zero-gravity research jet helped HP build printers for space

Onboard the April 2 resupply mission to the International Space Station are three zero-gravity HP Envy printers. Learn how HP conducted research with the National Research Council of Canada to prepare for this

Published on: April 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

What Chris Hadfield’s ‘CMO’ can teach us about marketing

When I heard Chris Hadfield was going to be the commander of the International Space Station (ISS) in 2012, I thought he'd approach the job with the proper gravitas and a good sense

Published on: April 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

The coffee is better in space

Early this morning in Kazakhstan, Milton, Ont.-native Chris Hadfield blasted off in a Russian Soyuz rocket and is currently orbiting the Earth, en route to the International Space Station. Not only will Hadfield

Published on: December 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Astronaut’s tweet pics show earth in all its glory

If you've ever wondered what Earth looks like from aboard the International Space Station, then you absolutely must follow the Twitter feed of Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Since his arrival in December, Noguchi

Published on: February 9th, 2010 Ian Paul

Canadian astronauts, robots, play key role in NASA mission

Much attention has been paid to a Canadian milestone in space as astronauts Julie Payette and Bob Thirsk became the first two Canadians to ever orbit the earth at the same time. But

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Canadian circus founder will be next space tourist

Canadian circus entrepreneur Guy Laliberté is about to embark on the ultimate high-flying act as the world's seventh private citizen to buy a ticket into space.The 50-year-old, Quebec-born founder of Cirque du Soleil

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian technology shields astronauts from close encounters of the worst kind

Last month, two satellites collided in orbit and exploded into a huge cloud of debris that was sent hurtling around the Earth at a speed of 10 km per second. It was the

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Word creator to become first repeat space tourist

If everyone who visited Charles Simonyi's Web site gave him just $1, he wouldn't have to pay out of pocket to become the first space tourist to make a return trip into orbit.Not

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian tech will enable destruction of $155 billion space station

One day the International Space Station (ISS) – the most expensive object ever built by humankind – will dip down gradually into Earth's atmosphere and explode into flames. It will  burn until the

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian robot Dextre sets off on a space adventure

As Space Shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space at 2:28 a.m. ET on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the offices of Brampton, Ont.-based MDA Ltd. were dark and quiet – despite their

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson