Event: Health in Space
Date: February 15 to May 11, 2020
Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Time: 9 am - 5 pm daily
Admission: Regular admission rates apply - Adult (18 – 64) $16, Senior (65+) $14, Student (13 – 17) $14, Youth (6 – 12) $11. Free admission for museum members and children 5 & under.
Astronauts’ health is a top priority from the time they’re selected until well after their final mission. Doctors, scientists, technicians, engineers—and even astronauts themselves—work together to support the health of those working in space.
Health in Space is a travelling exhibition developed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency. It explores how gravity, radiation, and isolation all pose unique health challenges for astronauts living and working in space. The exhibition presents the importance of health sciences for the success of future long-duration space exploration, and showcases their potential to improve the lives of people on Earth.
Highlights include authentic artifacts, interactive experiences, and video interviews with Canadian astronauts. A featured section within the exhibition profiles David Saint-Jacques, a Canadian astronaut and medical doctor, and his mission to the International Space Station.