New Canadian Cash Unveiled From Orbit


Published on Apr 30, 2013

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency unveiled new Canadian currency from orbit April 30 in a ceremony with Canadian officials at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, Canada. Hadfield, who is the first Canadian commander of the orbital laboratory, joined a host of Canadian dignitaries including Finance Minister James Flaherty in displaying new Canadian currency bearing the likeness of the Canadarm2 robotic arm and Canadian astronauts. Hadfield is scheduled to return to Earth in a Soyuz spacecraft May 14 after spending five months in orbit.



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