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Why the Aerosols – Clouds, Convection, Precipitation Earth science mission is important for Canadians

Aerosols – Clouds, Convection, Precipitation Earth science mission

- Earth's atmosphere is full of particles known as aerosols. Although very small, they have a big impact on our weather and climate. Some types of aerosols affect air quality and human health. Aerosols can be produced by natural events, like forest fires and volcano eruptions. Humans produce them through vehicle emissions and power plants that burn fossil fuels. Aerosols are important for cloud formation, and clouds interact with light and heat from the Sun and Earth.

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In photos: 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station

20 years of continuous human presence on ISS

- , marks 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station (ISS). This unique research laboratoryis considered the one of the most ambitious international collaborations ever, allowing us to test technologies and conduct scientific experiments that have positive impacts on our lives on Earth.

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David Saint-Jacques' Mission Launch Anniversary

- Today marks the one-year anniversary of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques' launch to the International Space Station (ISS). While setting a new record for the longest Canadian astronaut mission to date, David also became the fourth CSA astronaut to conduct a spacewalk and the first to use Canadarm2 to catch a visiting spacecraft. Relive some of the highlights of his historic expedition to space.

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Space Apps Challenge

- The Canadian Space Agency is very proud to have participated for a third year in the Space Apps Challenge, an annual international hackathon-type event that took place from to . Canada alone was home to seven local events this year, including two brand new ones in Calgary and Halifax. The other host cities were Edmonton, Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

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Literary favourites from the Canadian Space Agency

- Some of our followers on social media have asked us for suggestions on space-related books. Canadian astronauts and employees of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) have created a list of books on space, science and science fiction, as well as books that got them interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There's something for everyone!

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