Helen Sharman was the first Brit in space, spending a week onboard the Mir space station in May 1991. Meanwhile in the Nineties British cartoonist Philip Bond drew Kill Your Boyfriend and lots of Tank Girl. Via Apollo Kids Live.
The Canadian Space Agency provides this graphic of the International Space Station as it might appear if it were the broadcast gondola overhanging five newly-Zambonied hockey rinks. Canada currently employs two astronauts, neither of whom is scheduled to be on board the ISS before 2020, and we have no rockets or capsules of our own to get them there. But, look, hockey.
The Japanese Moon probe Kaguya records the Earth as it rises above the lunar north pole. The crater Plaskett was named after Canadian astronomer J.S. Plaskett, who worked at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa from its construction in 1903, and then at the other Dominion Observatory in Victoria after 1917. The Japanese spacecraft Kaguya is named after Kaguya-hime, the moon maiden of folklore. She has a movie out this year.
The constellation Orion in Abd al-Rahmân al-Sûfî, Suwar al-kawâkib al-thâbita (Book of the Fixed Stars), manuscript Arabe 2489 in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. (Source. Via. Links to other copies.)