"Canadian Space Agency Q A"
CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY GAME FORMAT: Q&A Reference tools: Home Page: http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/default.asp KidSpace (under construction): http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/youth/default.asp Space and Beyond Q&A The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) combines science, communications, security, and transport for the good of Canadians and space programs across the world. Learn about them in this Question and Answer. Find the answers to the questions below, Most questions have clues about where to find them on the web site. If you get stuck, try the website's search function. 1. Does the Canadian Space Agency only look up into the sky? Answer: No, Earth observation satellites like RADARSAT help us protect our environment, manage our resources, and ensure the safety of Canadians. 2. Canadarm2 represents Canada’s most famous modern achievement in robotics. When did the first Canadarm make its space debut? Answer: 1981 3. Find an image of Mars on the CSA site. Was the picture taken from Earth or Space? Answer: Space 4. The International Space Station is in orbit more than 400km above the Earth. Can you see it without a telescope in the Canadian sky? Answer: Yes. 5. Which animal does the CSA's Science section describe as currently helping to study life in space? Answer: Worms (C. Elegans) 6. Before heading off on a space expedition, how many training programs might a typical astronaut undertake? Answer: Three: Basic Training, ISS Advanced Training and Expedition Specific Training 7. The Astronautics vocabulary explains many space terms. Use it to learn whether a planet gives off its own light. Answer: No, it does not. 8. How many space missions are planned for 2009? Answer: Two. Expedition 20/21 and Mission STS-127. 9. The CSA's Apogee Newsletter reports Canadian astronaut Robert (Bob) Thirsk is headed for the International Space Station (ISS). His long stay is described as unprecedented. How long will he be in space? Answer: Six months 10. Our atmosphere provides protection from solar ultraviolet radiation. What is this layer composed of? Answer: Gas Not to be distributed to the kids: 1. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/observation/default.asp 2. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/canadarm/default.asp 3. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/images/recherche/photo.aspx?id=339&format=0& search=mars 4. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/iss/default.asp 5. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/worms.asp 6. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/training.asp 7. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/resources/vocabulary_view.asp?id=131 8. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/default.asp 9. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/newsletters/apogee/2009/03.asp 10. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/atmosphere.asp