More artifacts today. A display case includes a device designed by Canadians and flown aboard Discovery. Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar tested this space sled used for research on analyzing balance in space.
This panel and artifacts deal with the issue of radiation in space.
The second floor balcony allows for looks out over the entire Museum, as we'll see in the next two days as I close out this series. For the moment, we'll keep it space related with these views of the Canadarm.
This display case seen from above features a large scale photograph by Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques.
The astronauts in Canada's space program are featured together in the corridor looking out onto the collection. Some of them were in space more than once, and so each of their missions are covered. I got most of the set, though Saint-Jacques' profile hasn't been added to the set yet, as he's still up at the ISS, and I wasn't quite satisfied with a couple of my shots covering other missions, so I'm missing a couple of them.
Catchy title, LLAP :-)ReplyDelete
In German btw it´s "das Weltall, unendliche Weiten" - "Space, endless vasteness". Stupid translation, no?
Very nice museum, packed with information and photos!ReplyDelete
Canada's pioneers have come a long way from the fur-trappers of the Hudson Bay Co. A fascinating glimpse of technology that I don't understand!ReplyDelete
Um excelente museu meu amigo, estou a gostar.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Space is, indeed, the final frontier. I'm maybe even a little bit more interested in ocean exploration. Perhaps because space is so abstract for me.ReplyDelete
...perhap the deepest depths of the oceans will be next.ReplyDelete
Roberta Bondar is such an inspiration. Then again, so are all of the Canadian astronauts.ReplyDelete
You've done a good job working with displays and the reflected lights...which sometimes aren't even noticed until it's time to share the photos. Great to see the years of Canadians in space!ReplyDelete
It's nice to learn about all the Canadian contributions to the space endeavor. I am enjoying this museum very much. :-)ReplyDelete
Wonderful museum and exhibit. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day and week ahead!ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: that it is.ReplyDelete
@Iris: I figured this and the last post having Star Trek inspired post titles was appropriate.
@Ella: there is a great deal to see in this place.
@John: you wonder what the trappers would think.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Janis: it fascinates me.
@Tom: yes, there's a lot we don't know about what's down there.
@Marie: I agree.
@DJan: I loved visiting.
@Eileen: you're welcome.
Shows how ignorant I amcovery, I never even thought of Canada in being involved with space discovery. THANK yOU for all the nice comments you leave on my blog. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Great display, you photos bring home the amazing things the human mind can accomplish.ReplyDelete
very cool. great history. the 80's was a great time. ( ;ReplyDelete
I didn't realize that we had so many astronauts go into space. They were all very bright and talented people.ReplyDelete
It takes a special combination of knowledge, bravery and curiosity to become an astronaut.ReplyDelete
Simply fascinating !ReplyDelete
Very sophisticated post and photos about outer space ~ReplyDelete
Happy Days to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
@Likeschocolate: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Maywyn: quite true.
@Beth: thank you.
@Red: we've had quite a number.
@Sharon: it really does, yes.
@Karl: that it is.
Good post, William.ReplyDelete
Very informative... as usual.
Space sled looks interesting!ReplyDelete
And I like the view from the balcony.
I feel like we are getting a guided tour of the whole museum.ReplyDelete
Great interesting . I enjoy reading and seeing the pictures.ReplyDelete
A wonderful exhibition, very informative and interesting.ReplyDelete
I'm a fan of Chris Hadfield since he performed David Bowies 'Space Oddity' in the ISS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32d9R1ets2IReplyDelete
@Tamago: I do too.
@RedPat: that's the idea!
@Carol: thank you.
@Jan: Chris Hadfield made quite an impression out in space that last time!
William you have provided us with some excellent photographs and information, this is such a fascinating museum.ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking the time to do this …
All the best Jan
One of the truly good things the International community is doing together.ReplyDelete
You've covered so many museums -- I think Ottawa Visitors Bureau should pay you!ReplyDelete
Such brave men and women in the space program! There are many aerospace engineers where I live as Lockheed Martin is nearbyReplyDelete
You've got me wondering: I don't think the Smithsonian Museum shows all our U.S. astronauts as yours does. I remember seeing capsules, but not so much from current exploration. Yours seems very fresh and contemporary.ReplyDelete
That's quite a gallery at the end.ReplyDelete
@Jan: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: quite true.
@Jeanie: I sometimes think so too!
@Pat: it is something of a calling.
@Kay: of course there are many more American astronauts down through time.
@Anvilcloud: yes, and a good idea.
I say again William, such brave men and women ✨ReplyDelete
Very much so.Delete
SO COOL!! and look there's Chris Hadfield!ReplyDelete
Our most affable astronaut.Delete
Fascinating people and museum.ReplyDelete
That it is.Delete