How Space Benefits Canadian Life on Earth

Four years ago on Earth Day, I spoke in front of a crowd of approximately 3,000 people in Toronto for the March for Science on the importance of assets in space in the everyday lives of Canadians here on Earth. Since the messages are still entirely relevant today, here is the full text of that speech. (Note that certain references and budgets given are reflective of 2017, where the speech was given.)

Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques snapped this view of some of Canada’s major cities at night in a single frame from the Cupola window aboard the International Space Station in 2019.