Who are two Canadians that have contributed to Canadian space exploration?
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has accomplished quite a lot and is very valuable to the International Space Station (ISS). With the launch of Alouette 1 in 1962 Canada became the third country to put a man-made satellite into space. It was launched by NASA before the CSA was created. The most widely know Canadian contributions to space travel are the Canadarm on the Space Shuttles and Canadarm2 on the Mobile Servicing Station on the…
How have partnerships beteween the public and private sectors in Canada contributed to have the development of technology used in space research and exploration?
Because of the vast area over which the population of Canada lives a large quantity of taxes go towards maintainin and constructing roads and related infrustructure. This leaves less money to spend on things like space exploration. This being said Canada has a space agency which sends people to space via NASA. Canada also supplies the Canada Arm which is a main component of the international space staion and NASA space craft. The Canada arm…
During the race to the moon, the government spent massive amounts on space exploration. Today, it is no longer a government priority, so funding for space exploration has decreased. Yet, NASA continues to work on new projects. Currently, however, space exploration is moving further toward the private sector. Companies like Space-X will soon dominate space exploration, and companies that make money expand rapidly.