Space the final frontier, Canadians in space

Marc Garneau of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada was the first Canadian astronaut in space. Continue reading

Clouds and Darkness will not stop Radarsat 1

The Canadian Space Agency launched Radarsat 1 on November 4th 1995 from NASA’s western range facility in California, USA. Continue reading

Early example of political propaganda

During the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, 17 BCE, the depictions of a comet by a western civilization were stamped onto coins. According to Augustus and his supporters, it was the spirit of Julius Caesar returning to mark his approval of Rome’s new leader. The coins are considered an early example of political propaganda.

Date:
      17 BCE
Name(s):
      Augustus Caesar
Occupation:
      Emperor of Rome
Location:
      Rome


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Discovery that Uranus has rings

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Map of Antarctica now in HD

Up until fall of 1997, the Antarctica maps had been very featureless, let alone, no one new what exactly was under that thick ice that covered it all. Continue reading