The Canada Aviation and Space Museum will host two Canadian Space Agency (CSA) events this week including the agency’s first Tweetup. On Thursday, Canadian astronauts will help inaugurate the Living in Space Exhibit while on Friday there will be a question and answer session with students and Tweetup participants.
The opening of the Living in Space Exhibit will feature a press conference starting at 10:00 a.m. Thursday and will include CSA President Steve MacLean, Denise Amyot, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) Board as well as Canadian astronauts Chris Hadfield, Robert Thirsk, Julie Payette, Bjarni Tryggvason, Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques. The exhibit includes items contributed by all the Canadian astronauts who’ve been in space.
On Friday the question and answer with students and Tweetup participants will start at 10:00 a.m. and will feature CSA President Steve MacLean and astronauts Chris Hadfield, Robert Thirsk, Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques.
Those interested in attending the Tweetup can now apply for the 10 spots available through an online registration on the CSA web site. Those selected for the Tweetup will be allowed to bring one guest with them.
The museum is also being considered as the location for the Canadarm which is currently installed on NASA’s orbiter Endeavour. Endeavour is currently scheduled to launch no sooner than May 16th on its final mission. Once the mission is complete Canada will reclaim the Canadarm and put it on exhibit somewhere in Canada. You can vote for where you would like to see the Canadarm located in our poll.