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The posts are in reverse chronological order, and are pegged by topic on the links to the left. For more of an introduction, please see the About this site page listed above.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Canadian Space Opportunities

All my life I have wanted to work in the space industry. I have said this many times. I told my parents at the age of 5, I've told almost every teacher I've ever had, and I've dressed up the language when writing it on applications. I have always had a clear destination, but what I have not always had was a clear path.

In a way, I have always been very lucky in knowing what I want to do. Most people do not know what they want, especially from such an early age, and it is very common to have no idea how to get there. Even if you know your path and destination, it is your path, you have to walk it, and it is unreasonable to expect much more than some friendly assistance from time to time.

However, what has always frustrated me was the lack of direction, advice, or counsel I have had. 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

New Horizons

Now that Rosetta is old news, it's time to look to other missions. Actually, Rosetta and its lander Philae, along with the rest of the team, are doing a fantastic job after landing on the comet for the first time in history. Although, since Philae's harpoons failed to deploy, it bounced after touchdown, and teams are still working to localize it.

Just 1 day after following this news quite intensely, I was reminded of the New Horizons mission. Launched in 2006, New Horizons plans to study Pluto, up close and personal for the first time, and whatever side of the "Is Pluto a planet?"debate you are on, this mission should excite you!

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Rosetta Mission

In just 5 short days, humanity will attempt to land on a comet for the first time in history! The mission? Rosetta. The date? November 12th, 2014. In light of this upcoming event, I have written a little here on the mission and its importance.

The Northern Light Mission

With so many space missions coming up, it can be easy to miss one. While I have been looking for work in Europe, I was impressed and surprised to hear of a mission being developed in Toronto, Canada, by people from my old university. What follows here is some information on the Northern Light Mission, what it is, why it's important, and how you can contribute.