Friday, September 30, 2022

An Antique Helicopter And Into The Final Frontier

 This appeared in yesterday's post, an early helicopter. The Piasecki HUP-3 was developed by the Americans in the 1940s, and used by the Canadians for a time.

Period recruitment posters of the RCAF are mounted on a pillar.

From an antique to the contemporary era: space. This is the other part of the museum, and we start with a look back at the first manned mission to land on the Moon. Canadian technology took part in the Apollo program.

Canada would be launching satellites into space in the 1960s as well, in the Alouette, Anik, and Hermes programs. Models of these are on display.

Here we have a scale model of the International Space Station. The Canadian Space Agency is part of the work going on up there, and so Canadian astronauts are regularly up in the ISS.


  1. William - when you look at the space program, and dig deeply, you learn how many engineers/specialists from various countries contributed to the success. Maybe our political leaders could learn something from this?

  2. I´m still not that sure about space-travelling, but I do really need to finish Brian May´s 3-D book on the moon!
    It still amazes me with how little "PC-technology" they managed all this! And how brave they were.

  3. technology seems to come along at lightning speed.

  4. @Angie: a lot of cooperation.

    @Iris: it was an accomplishment.

    @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Stefan: thank you.

    @Tom: yes it does.

    @Francisco: thanks.

  5. The space agency model in there looks out of this world. Love this sort of model for photography. lol

  6. Thanks for sharing the model of the space station, William.

  7. That is really cool! I've seen older planes, but not thought of early helicopters.

  8. So many advances in just over a hundred years.

  9. It's amazing how quickly tech has changed, even in our lifetimes!

  10. Interesting to see the model of the space station.

    All the best Jan

  11. I like planes only for traveling !!

  12. It's hard to believe how much development in the space program has taken place. It's also occured over a short time.

  13. I feel like I've heard the name Piasecki before. Yesterday I heard a story about how Elon Musk's starlink satellites are providing Ukraine with internet access since the Russians knocked out their internet networks.

  14. The model of the space station is interesting to see.

  15. Aviation history has been a great journey with your phots ~ awesome ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Wonder how many satellites are floating around way up there now?

  17. Thanks for showing me that beautiful helicopter

  18. @Roentare: me too.

    @Marie: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: they have a lot in common with contemporary ones.

    @RedPat: there have been a lot.

    @Jeanie: that is true.

    @Jan: I think so too.

    @Gattina: I find them fascinating.

    @Red: yes, relatively shortly.

    @Sharon: it's a name I'd heard before too.

    @Bill: I think so too.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jan: that it is.

    @Gemel: lots.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.