Sports in space
The Canadian Space Agency celebrates the spirit of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by unveiling an exclusive exhibit in West Vancouver
In collaboration with the West Vancouver Community Center Spirit Square, the Canadian Space Agency is taking Olympic sports-and science-to new heights with a new public exhibit from February 10-March 21, 2010.
A fun, interactive and free learning experience for families, this self-guided exhibit explores the science of space through sport. Enjoy scale models of the International Space Station, Canadarm2 and Dextre and gain a sense of what it's really like to live, work and play in space-and why exercise is a critical part of every astronaut's day.
See the Olympic jersey signed by the Canadian athletes and worn by Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Julie Payette when she last flew in space. Follow the physics of golfing on the Moon. Find out if Canucks can play hockey on Mars or just how far and fast your slap shot would travel on the Red Planet.
Encourage your children’s educators to learn more about the Educational Explorations Program (even if they can't teleport their classroom to Vancouver, they can still take part!).
Astronauts vs Olympians
Astronauts and Olympians share many talents, passion, endurance, determination, and physical and psychological strength. They inspire us to excel and reach our full potential.
On Mission STS-127 (July 15-31, 2009), astronaut Julie Payette brought with her aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour an Olympic Committee jersey signed by those elite athletes who will represent Canada during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
Julie Payette was in Vancouver for a series of events including a very special meeting with Canadian athletes during which she returned the jersey.
Website: West Vancouver