‘David is an astronaut now’: Canadian blasts off on mission to International Space Station

Canadian David Saint-Jacques made his maiden voyage into space, joining Russian and American teammates for a launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Here’s what you need to know

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Bad feelings between Canada and Russia don’t matter in space, says astronaut David Saint-Jacques | CBC News

Space exploration may not quite be the final frontier of cooperation between Canada and Russia — but it’s close, writes Chris Brown.

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The incredible collaboration behind the International Space Station – Tien Nguyen

The International Space Station is roughly the size of a six-bedroom house and weighs more than 320 cars — it’s so large that no single rocket could have lifted it into orbit. Instead, it was assembled piece by piece while hurtling through space at 28,000 kilometers per hour, lapping the Earth once every 90 minutes. Tien Nguyen explains how.

Lesson by Tien Nguyen, animation by Globizco.