Vancouver, BC, March 26th, 2013 –- Wade Larson, co-founder of hotly-tipped Canadian Space tech startup UrtheCast, has been chosen as one of the ‘world’s most remarkable voices’ by being asked to speak at the prestigious TEDxWaterloo ‘chasingHOME’ event in Kitchener, Ontario, on March 27th.
On March 13, 2013, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. It was an important day for Canada, for the CSA, and for the 53-year old space veteran who’s been training for this moment since he was 14 years old. “The ISS is an orbiting [...]
As celestial visitors go, asteroid 2012 DA-14 will rank among the better guests. We’ve known it’s been coming for almost a year, and it’s only sticking around for just over a day. It’s pretty big, and there may be some crowding of Earth’s personal space, but it promised not to make a mess. And it has [...]
It was the closest asteroid flyby in our recorded history. But as close as it was, Asteroid DA-14 didn’t plummet towards Earth today. People didn’t parish in its wake. Economic centres didn’t crumble. Ecosystems weren’t devastated. Coincidentally, a meteor did burn-up over, and eventually hit, Russia today. And it could have just as easily hit anywhere else on the world [...]
From sunny Long Beach, California, to the city we lovingly refer to as ‘Raincouver’, TED’s flagship conference is making the long, winding trek to Canada’s West Coast. It’s a move that not only bodes well for Vancouver’s tourism industry, but one that could cement the city’s reputation as an ecosystem bred to nurture innovation.
If you could time-lapse UrtheCast’s highlights from the past year and speed it up to fit in the span of, say, 60 seconds, it would make us all a little dizzy. Yes, UrtheCast met many milestones in 2013 and as we march into 2013, things are looking just as promising. With that promise, of course, comes [...]
Yes, the “Canadian kid” is back in space. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, along with U.S. astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, took off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 19 and arrived two days later at the International Space Station for the start of a six-month visit.
‘Data, Design & Dollars’: America’s Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) likely hit the sweet spot with this year’s event name, as these three elements are now so closely entwined. Simply put: “The AVCC highlights the global challenge of fusing data and design to create value,” says the AVCC site. Last week, UrtheCast’s CFO, Issa Nakhleh, visited Miami for [...]
Well, the Earth won’t end this year, says NASA. As Dec. 21 approaches, the much ballyhooed demise of the world as we know it — as predicted by the ancient Maya who carefully laid out a calendar that ends on Dec. 21, 2012 — has merited the attention of NASA. A denial coming in an oh-so-21st century form [...]