Health in Space: Daring to Explore

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Health in Space: Daring to Explore

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
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Health in Space: Daring to Explore (Travelling Exhibition)

Astronauts’ health is a top priority from the time they’re selected until well after their final mission.

Health in Space is a travelling exhibition that explores how gravity, radiation, and isolation all pose unique health challenges for astronauts living and working in space. Highlights include authentic artifacts, interactive experiences, and video interviews with Canadian astronauts. A featured section within the exhibition will profile David Saint-Jacques, a Canadian astronaut and medical doctor, and his mission to the International Space Station.

This travelling exhibition was developed and produced by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency.

Online Resources:

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum has prepared a variety of resources to enrich and extend the exhibition experience. In a series of videos, astronauts discuss some of the health-related challenges they face when living and working in space. They explain how what we learn from their experiences could help make long duration space exploration (such as a mission to Mars) a reality, and also benefit healthcare on Earth.

A downloadable School Program explores these concepts through a variety of engaging, hands-on activities. The kit examines health in space through the lens of Canada’s broader contributions to space exploration, and presents a variety of potential future careers in aerospace. Certain content highlights David Saint-Jacques, Canada’s most recent astronaut to serve in space.

Explore the video series

Download the School Program

Hosting Information:

Detailed information on this travelling exhibition available for download in PDF format.


Travel Schedule:

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Booking availability - Contact us for dates
City of Waterloo Museum, Waterloo, ON May 5 - Oct 2, 2022
Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives, Napanee, ON January 20 - April 14, 2022
Niagara Falls Museums, Niagara Falls, ON October 9, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Joseph Brant Museum, Burlington, ON July 20 - September 19, 2021
Cosmodome, Laval, QC June 18, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, ON February 12 - May 11, 2020
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB September 19, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre, Fort Smith, NT June 14 - September 2, 2019

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