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Canadian astronaut launches polymer banknotes

The new banknote's nod to NASA

A Canadian astronaut helped launch the final denominations of the Bank of Canada's polymer banknote series yesterday – one of which, the $5 note, features images of cutting-edge robotics used in space exploration.

Commander Chris Hadfield unveiled the designs of the $5 and $10 notes via video link from the International Space Station in April. Now back on earth, he appeared alongside the central bank governor Stephen Poloz at the Canadian Space Agency in Quebec to mark the new notes entering

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