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Canadian Astronaut Program Earth Crest


Embroidered crest. Dimensions: 8.9 cm (3.5")

On May 7, 1986, the National Research Council of Canada created a Space Division to manage the Canadian Astronaut Program Office (the Astronaut Office is now part of the Canadian Space Agency) and Canada's new Space Station Program.

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In 1989, the Canadian Astronaut Program "spun off" from National Research Council of Canada to form the core of the Canadian Space Agency. The National Research Council continues to play an active research and development role in the program and the technology used in Space today, like the Canadarm 2 on the International Space Station.