Canadarm2 and Dextre debut on new Canadian $5 bank note

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Uploaded on April 30, 2013

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Canadarm2 and Dextre debut on new Canadian $5 bank note

2013-04-30 - In a live videostream from the International Space Station to the Bank of Canada's Ottawa head office, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield revealed the new Canadian $5 bank note that proudly features Canadian space robotics achievements Canadarm2 and Dextre. Also on hand for this historic announcement were Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and Chairman of the Board at VIA Rail Canada, Paul G. Smith, who was present for the unveiling of the new $10 note.

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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Chris Hadfield: I just want to tell you how proud I am to be able to see Canada's achievements in space highlighted on our money. To feature Canadarm2 and Dextre for the theme of the 5$ note, it really marks Canada's contribution to the International Space Station Program, and especially to our long-time area of expertise in robotics.

What we call onboard, which was moving a little earlier today in the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, it is The sophisticated robotic suite that assembled this place, this incredible laboratory here orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes. And during the past months, in this very laboratory, our crew in fact set the all-time record, with all of the support we've had, we were able to set the all-time record for the number of hours of research performed in space and there are currently about a hundred and thirty experiments running onboard that are pushing back the very edge of what is possible.

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