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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-13-2012 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Google.ca, the search engine's site for Canada, is celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Canadarm space shuttle robotic arm with a doodle.

Google's chief doodler Ryan Germick told The Canadian Press that the suggestion for the image came from the company's Canadian offices a few months back.

He says his team chooses from "hundreds and hundreds" of doodle ideas to work with and is on track to have completed about 300 by the end of 2012.

Germick says the Canadarm doodle took "several tens of hours" to complete.

The Canadarm had its first mission on Nov. 13, 1981 on the U.S. space shuttle Columbia.

"For doodles we really try to sort of celebrate things that are exciting to Google as a culture and we think will be exciting for our users," says Germick.

"We're big proponents of technology and innovation and knowing this is one of the really cool things that Canada has done for space technology we thought it would be the perfect thing to celebrate."

spaceman1953
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posted 12-06-2012 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I missed that "live," fortunately Google archives their doodles for us nuts!

If I could no longer live in the USA, I would go to Canada. The Canadarm is such a tremendous addition to the ISS.

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