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Looking back: Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum celebrates the building’s 30-year history
Jun 15, 2018
This year, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the grand opening of its new building. Originally known as the National Aviation Museum, it actually opened in 1960 at Uplands Airport in Ottawa before the new building was opened on June 17, 1988. Three decades after that historic day, it’s time to look back at where it all began. The following series of photos offers a snapshot of the museum’s history while two long-time employees, Gail Lacombe and
Inside the ejector seat
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Aug 28, 2017
The ejection seat is ubiquitous nowadays in military fighter crafts, but it wasn't always so. Jo Lancaster became one of the first to use an ejection seat 70 years ago. This great video from BBC Science News explains the engineering behind early ejection seats.