Today I start with more views of the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver that I showed you in an earlier post. A staging area set up on this side includes crates that would represent vital supplies flown in by air with bush planes like this, even today, in remote areas of Canada.
From a bush plane to the final frontier. The Museum also houses space artifacts as part of its mission. I start with this model of the Alouette I. Canada entered the space age in 1962 with the launch of its first satellite into space. Alouette I spent ten years studying the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Here we have a model of a venture the Canadian Space Agency is a partner in- the International Space Station.
Panels and displays on the ground floor and the upper floor examine issues about space, as we'll see in coming days.
For today I'll leave off with one artifact that has pride of place here. The Canadarm was first developed here in Canada as a robotic tool for dealing with payloads in space during the space shuttle program. Officially it is called a Shuttle Remote Manipulator System. Its successor, Canadarm 2, is part of the ISS.
This is the Canadarm that flew into space with Endeavour. It is now on permanent display here.