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Canada launches robot-themed plastic banknote from space

Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield unveils the new polymer $5 bill, which showcases ISS robots Canadarm2 and Dextre.

By Apr. 30, 2013


Privatization and evolution of space travel

When SpaceX made a successful cargo mission to the International Space Station, it marked the first phase in what will be the norm for American space travel for the foreseeable future.

By Dec. 11, 2012


ISS robot handyman practices with mock satellite

Dextre, the Canadian-built robot on the International Space Station, completes the first stages of practicing refueling with a dummy satellite, a job that could help reduce the orbiting junk pile above our planet.

By Mar. 12, 2012


Space shots: Our beautiful world from far above

Marvel at wondrous images of Earth captured by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who's becoming the latest commander of the International Space Station.

By Mar. 13, 2013


Robot gas station planned for final shuttle flight

When NASA retires the space shuttle fleet next month with STS-135, the mission will carry a refueling experiment that could help extend the life of satellites.

By Jun. 14, 2011


Retiring astronaut Hadfield calls 'Space Odyssey' most realistic sci-fi

Preparing to jettison from the Canadian Space Agency, Chris Hadfield reflects on Kubrick's epic film and his youth on a corn farm watching "Star Trek" reruns.

By Jun. 10, 2013


Canada launches anti-fraud plastic banknotes

New polymer bills replacing paper-cotton notes are full of anti-counterfeiting security features.

By Jun. 21, 2011


Views from Atlantis' final docking with the ISS (photos)

STS-135 astronauts dock with the International Space Station on the shuttle program's final flight.

By Jul. 20, 2011