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2009-09-03 11:23:33

The founder of Canada's Cirque du Soleil announced he'll host a two-hour show from the International Space Station next month. Guy Laliberte, 50, made the announcement in Star City, Russia, where he is in training to become Canada's first space tourist in a Sept.

2009-06-12 10:45:00

The International Space Station is about to house more astronauts than ever before.

2009-05-13 14:55:00

Two new Canadian astronauts are to begin human spaceflight training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Canadian Space Agency said Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.