A former farm kid from southwest Ontario has been chosen to become the first Canadian astronaut to orbit the moon. NASA and the Canadian Space Agency unveiled the crew for the Artemis II lunar mission — the first human trip to the moon’s orbit since the last Apollo mission in 1972 — at the Johnson… Read More

How do you make pre-packaged, vacuum-packed food enticing? Are there more efficient ways to produce food in remote locations, like on the moon, or a manned mission to Mars? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to develop food production technologies that will help support long-duration missions in space, but also benefit people… Read More

Budweiser is planning to send malt barley seed into space next week in a project that can be described as a combination of futuristic agronomy research and marketing. The famous Anheuser-Busch brand made a commitment earlier this year to be the first beer on Mars if humans colonize the red planet. “Budweiser is always pushing… Read More

Five Canadian universities are receiving $1.4 million in grants from the Canadian Space Agency to analyze soil moisture information collected by NASA’s Soil and Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The funding for Université de Sherbrooke, the University of Guelph, the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto, and l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique was announced… Read More

 

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