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Flight history of Canadarm

Canadarm was launched into space for the first time on , aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.

In total, five Canadarms were built and delivered to NASA. One arm was lost in the Challenger accident in .

Canadarm operated successfully for 30 years. As the Space Shuttle program came to an end, Canadarm took its 90th and final flight in . The Canadian icon was succeeded by Canadarm2.

The Canadarms at work

Canadarm and Canadarm2 working together to unload cargo from the payload bay of Space Shuttle Endeavour. (Credit: NASA)

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