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April 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
It was Canada's biggest day ever in space: The first Canadian spacewalker helped hook up the new Canadian-built robotic arm on the international space station Alpha. The 58-foot, 3,600-pound arm remained bent at the elbow and was to be extended today by crew inside the space station. The arm will serve as a high-tech construction crane, designed to move across the space station like an inchworm and perform chores wherever needed.
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April 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
It was Canada's biggest day ever in space: The first Canadian spacewalker helped hook up the new Canadian-built robotic arm on the international space station Alpha. The 58-foot, 3,600-pound arm remained bent at the elbow and was to be extended today by crew inside the space station. The arm will serve as a high-tech construction crane, designed to move across the space station like an inchworm and perform chores wherever needed.
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September 30, 1988 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
With the space shuttle now back in operation, the United States signed agreements with Japan and Canada and a consortium of nine European nations Thursday to cooperate in building, launching and using a $23-billion space station by the end of the century. The timing of the ceremony was a "happy coincidence" with the successful launch of the shuttle Discovery earlier in the day, State Department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley said in announcing the pact.
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March 2, 1989
The Canadian government announced the formation of a national space agency. Cabinet Minister Harvie Andre, minister of state for science and technology, said the agency will coordinate Canada's efforts in domestic and international space programs, currently divided among several federal departments. Andre said the agency will be set up immediately and will be headquartered in Montreal.
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March 2, 1989
The Canadian government announced the formation of a national space agency. Cabinet Minister Harvie Andre, minister of state for science and technology, said the agency will coordinate Canada's efforts in domestic and international space programs, currently divided among several federal departments. Andre said the agency will be set up immediately and will be headquartered in Montreal.
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September 30, 1988 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
With the space shuttle now back in operation, the United States signed agreements with Japan and Canada and a consortium of nine European nations Thursday to cooperate in building, launching and using a $23-billion space station by the end of the century. The timing of the ceremony was a "happy coincidence" with the successful launch of the shuttle Discovery earlier in the day, State Department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley said in announcing the pact.
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