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February 26, 2015

An Out-of-this-World March Break at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

OTTAWA, February 26, 2015 – If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world experience this March break, come to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM).

From February 28 to March 8 and from March 14 to 22, children are invited to put their imagination to work designing their own astronaut suit, and to take part in astronaut training to see if they have what it takes to become the next Chris Hadfield. They can also learn about the challenge facing astronauts to recycle wastewater to quench their thirst once they’re in space.

Children ages 8 to 13 can also sign up to take part in Space Mining, a video game workshop using Minecraft, presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) in the CASM’s theatre. Participants will work in teams to build the shuttle that will allow them to go mining in space.

Of course, no March break is complete without the ever-popular LEGO contest! Show off your proudest creation on March 6 or 20. Register here.

Again this year, the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and the Rockcliffe Flying Club are teaming up to offer young girls and women their first taste of flight. If you have never flown in a small aircraft before, come enjoy this free ride: it might be your first step towards becoming a pilot! The activities will take place on March 7, weather permitting, and will be rescheduled to March 8 if necessary.

You’ll also want to enjoy the activities offered by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers on March 6. Take part in the Air Glide Competition and see if the paper aircraft you design can fly farthest, build string telephones, or build and test race cars.

For full details on March break activities, please visit our Web site.

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Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-410-5943

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