Astronaut training mission lands in Labrador

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The surface of the Moon, scattered with craters of various sizes.
The surface of the Moon, captured in an image taken on the Apollo 11 mission.

How do you prepare future astronauts to sample and collect rocks on the Moon? Send them to northern Labrador — where the terrain is remarkably analogous to the Moon! Cassandra Marion, Science Advisor for the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, will join her former professor from Western University, Gordon “Oz” Osinski, as part of a special astronaut training mission at the Mistastin Lake impact crater. Read more in this feature article from Western News.  

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Astronaut training mission lands in Labrador
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Sonia Mendes is the English Writer/Editor for Ingenium. She loves digging behind the scenes to tell the quirky, colourful stories of museum life and all things related to science and innovation.