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The Bank of Canada launched its banknotes from outer space as Commander Chris Hadfield revealed a new astronaut-themed five dollar bill. “These new polymer notes show us the kinds of things we can accomplish when we really put our minds to it,” he said via satellite at a news conference in Ottawa, where Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney were on hand. “It really marks Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station program and especially to our long-time expertise in robotics.”

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