How the Canadian Space Agency punches above its weight – advice for other small space-faring nations

Posted by on June 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

In comparison to NASA’s (approximately) $18 billion budget, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) budget of $300 million looks like small change. Despite this, Canada has a presence in all of the major space disciplines and is a highly regarded international player. In a world where “No bucks, means no Buck Rogers” (so said Gus Grissom), […]

Dare to dream

Posted by on June 7, 2012 at 4:28 am

ISU co-founder Bob Richards welcomed us into the “Space Mafia” of SSP12 by  explaining that one of the reasons ISU was set up was to enable the founders to “meet the people we wanted to meet, to make the future we wanted to see”.  He talked about the culture of ISU: interdisciplinary, international and intercultural […]

A Summer of Space!

Posted by on June 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  The next step of my #SpaceNomad adventure has begun and I find myself back in sunny Florida once more. In fact I was here just two weeks ago for the SpaceX launch, which sadly got delayed so I missed it. As you know by now, there aren’t many things that stand between me and […]