(Credit: Marie-Andrée Blais)
Bob Thirsk and the Arctic Medal - From Sea to space!
Former Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk visited the "Extreme Explorers – Sea to Space" display at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau on December 15, 2014. He answered questions from students and took a few pictures with the exhibit's Arctic Medal, which he brought with him aboard the International Space Station in 2009.
This exhibit (open until January 4, 2015) is a perfect fit for our astronaut. Veteran of two space flights, Bob also became the first Canadian astronaut to take part in a long duration expedition aboard the International Space Station, and he's an accomplished aquanaut, having participated in NASA's NEEMO 7 undersea mission in 2004.
International Space Station Agency Heads Joint Statement
The Heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States conferred on November 4, 2014. Recognizing the full mission breadth of the ISS from research that benefits all of humanity…