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Space Junk Made in Ottawa


The first human artifacts appeared in space in the late 1950s: strange and beautiful satellites, many of which remain in orbit today. The American Vanguard 1 satellite and the upper stage of its booster rocket were launched in 1958 and are thought to be the oldest artifacts in space. The first Canadian satellite, the Alouette, was launched in 1962 and remains in orbit, circling the Earth roughly every two hours From downtown Ottawa it’s a twenty-minute drive to the mysterious National... Read more

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