As humanity looks beyond Earth to other planets and moons, the science and technology required to realize missions to these bodies must be developed. Canada is uniquely positioned to take a leading role in several areas because we have already tackled some of the problems of performing studies in extreme environments. The Canadian extreme environment is the Arctic, where developing resources and communities require well thought-out solutions to the problems of harsh conditions, remoteness and limited communications. Read more from the recently released 6th Canadian Space Exploration Workshop Report.
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