Life in space occupies this area in the Canada Aviation And Space Museum, particularly life aboard the International Space Station. This photograph of six astronauts includes Robert Thirsk, a Canadian astronaut, at lower left.
A hatch welcomes the visitor in. Of course you can walk around instead.
Systems on board the ISS are examined throughout this area, including panels, photographs, videos, and artifacts.
Life on board presents its own challenges. Shaving includes a vacuum, and sleep in low gravity requires adjustments.
So too does something like shampoo.
Or brushing your teeth.
This is Robert Thirsk's hygiene kit. His two missions in space included one shuttle mission aboard Columbia and six months on board the ISS.
Downtime in space has its own rejuvenating quality.
This guitar is a reproduction of the original made by the Canadian Larrivee Guitar company. NASA commissioned the company to build a smaller guitar that could more easily fit on board the ISS.
Eating and drinking presents other challenges in space. Some things are easily eaten in space. Other items just can't go up into orbit. And still others require some serious modifications by earth bound scientists in food labs to make them space-ready.
I leave off for today with this. Thirsk got care packages sent up with payloads during his time on the ISS, items sent from his family. The Tim Hortons cup is a gag; the national coffee (though I don't know why) happens to be his favourite brand, but he just got an empty cup.