NASA Orbiter Endeavour Canadarm Coming Home

The CBC is reporting that one of the Canadian designed and built Canadarm’s from the orbiter Endeavour will be coming home after its final mission slated to launch on April 29.

Where the Canadarm would be located is still to be determined. Options include the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, The Canadian Air and Space Museum in Toronto which is housed in the original location of Spar Aerospace Ltd. which built the Canadarm. Another suggestion is to have it go on tour across the country. However even if it did go on tour it would need a permanent home. A final decision is not expected until after the election.
Earlier in the day NASA announced the location of where the four remaining orbiters will go. Discovery will go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, Atlantis will stay at the Kennedy Space Center, Endeavour will go to the California Science Center in Los Angeles and Enterprise, the first test orbiter which never flew in space will go to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. The other two orbiters, Challenger and Columbia were tragically lost in 1986 and 2003 respectively.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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