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SpaceX launches Radarsat constellation

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rose out of California’s coastal fog today to send three radar-sensing satellites into orbit for the Canadian government. Little could be seen from the ground when the rocket lifted off at 7:17 a.m. PT from … Continue reading

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Spacewalkers finish up orbital wiring job

A U.S.-Canadian spacewalking duo wrapped up a series of three outings over the span of three and a half weeks, aimed at upgrading the International Space Station’s power and communication systems. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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B.C. kicks in $300,000 for high-speed transit study

British Columbia will contribute $300,000 toward a study that will look into the business case for an ultra-high-speed transit system connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Canada gets set to cancel Boeing fighter jet deal

Reuters reports that Canadian officials have decided to cancel an order of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet jets, marking an escalation in the trade battle involving Canadian jet maker Bombardier’s sales to U.S. markets. Unnamed officials are quoted as saying that … Continue reading

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Canada’s PM rocks Microsoft’s CEO Summit

So far, this year’s Microsoft CEO Summit has been all about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s talk today, but there’s been precious little information available about who else is attending – and Trudeau may be one of the big reasons why. … Continue reading

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield helps kids face fears

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says he wanted to be an astronaut ever since he was a kid – but he had to get over one big problem: Outer space is dark. “Like really, really dark,” he said. “I was afraid of the … Continue reading

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