Everyday Benefits of Space Exploration

Examples of the impact of space exploration and its benefits for Canadians and all of humanity.

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Improving our understanding of the human body

Experiments performed in space help us understand the health problems associated with aging and sedentary lifestyles.

Talking on cellular phones

Long distance and overseas calls would be impossible without satellites!

Measuring pollution

Satellites help experts monitor and study air, water and soil quality.

Creating jobs in technology

Canada is a leader in space robotics, which creates employment for Canadians.

Monitoring climate change

Some satellites monitor signs of climate change, such as melting ice and rising waters.

Making scientific discoveries

Researchers conduct many important scientific experiments on board the International Space Station.

Performing risky surgical procedures

Some medical technologies are inspired by Canadian robotics in space.

Getting young people interested in science

Astronauts encourage young people to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Cooperating with countries around the world

Canada is a partner of the International Space Station, a research laboratory in space.

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