Canadarm is Canada-bound


Now that the space shuttle program is over and NASA is working to ready the retired orbiters for their hand over to museums, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced it is preparing for its own handout, or rather ‘arm-out’ as the case may be. Originally rumored as destined for the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, a Canadarm — one of the three remaining Canadian-developed 50-ft robotic arms that was used to move payloads and inspect the shuttles in flight — will be put on public display at CSA’s headquarters in Saint Hubert, Quebec. After it arrives “in the next few months,” CSA plans to refurbish the 905 lb. appendage before public tours begin to view the Canadarm. The other two arms will remain with the space shuttle orbiters on which they flew. - shorten links and earn money!


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